Archive for January, 2017

“В” or “на” with Places and Events in Russian — Part I Posted by on Jan 25, 2017

Prague train station and railyard

Phrases with prepositions to refer to a place or event are fairly frequent in all levels of Russian. At the same time, these structures are not quite regular, which can be frustrating even for experienced learners. Many cases are determined by convention more than logic, but we’ll try to group these expressions according to the…

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5 Distinct Types of Food Establishments in Russia Posted by on Jan 17, 2017

people at the bar

I’ve noticed in the Anglo-American world, the word “restaurant” has been used to describe many kinds of establishments, from upscale eateries to fast-food joints. I would like to concentrate on the connotations of different Russian words for describing places serving food and why they are not interchangeable. Ресторан — Sit-Down Restaurant Ресторан has traditionally referred…

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5 Russian Celebrities You Didn’t Know Died In 2016 Posted by on Jan 11, 2017


As millions of fans across the world mourn the deaths of Price, Carrie Fisher, and David Bowie, the Russian public is also coping with the loss of some of its most beloved celebrities. Below are some of the people who passed away in 2016. Наталья Крачковская — Natalya Krachkovskaya Наталья Крачковская (Natalya Krachkovskaya) was an…

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5 New Year’s Resolutions To Help You Learn Russian In 2017 Posted by on Jan 5, 2017

old radio

Perhaps some of our readers have made resolutions for the new year. Along with career and fitness goals, would you like to learn Russian or improve your current level? Maybe it’s not the first time you’ve tried to do so, but things did not always work out in the past. Here are five areas that…

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