Archive for July, 2017

How Do I Get Medical Care In Russia? (Part II) Posted by on Jul 31, 2017

Girl outdoors in a hospital gown

Last time we talked about where you can get medical attention in Russia, how to make an appointment, and what to expect at the healthcare facility. Here are a few other frequently asked questions. 4. Which One’s The Doctor? Once you are called into the doctor’s office/examination room (кабинет врача), you may see more than…

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How Do I Get Medical Care In Russia? (Part I) Posted by on Jul 27, 2017

Russian clinic

Hopefully, your visit to or stay in Russia is free of health trouble. In any case, if, for any reason, you need to seek medical attention in Russia, here are some frequently asked questions about healthcare in Russia. 1. Where Do I Go? Most of what is called primary care abroad is delivered through a…

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Contrast in Russian: What’s The Difference Between А (And/But) And Но (But)? Posted by on Jul 25, 2017

man wearing one blue shoe and one yellow shoe

If your native language only has the basic “and” vs “but” distinction, Russian conjunctions а and но may be a bit confusing. How do you use them, and what’s the difference? I will explain the difference on an intuitive level below and will include links to additional resources at the bottom. Но: Contrasting the Entire…

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Doing Business in Russian: Must-Know Terms Posted by on Jul 24, 2017

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Following the end of 75 years of socialism in 1991, Russia is still becoming accustomed to Western-style capitalism, both in its institutions and its culture. Russia’s communist past makes some skeptical of its economic potential today, though it’s for exactly this reason that many experts label numerous Russian companies as overlooked and undervalued on the…

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5 Russian Words For Extreme Weather Posted by on Jul 18, 2017

You might remember how to talk about the weather in Russian, but do you know how to talk about extreme weather? Listed below are five common extreme weather phenomena. 1. Гроза A common type of extreme weather is гроза, a thunderstorm. It is characterized by гром (thunder) and молния (lightning, countable noun). The adjective is…

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What Are Russian Parents Like? Posted by on Jul 6, 2017

woman holding a baby

Culture encompasses all sorts of attitudes and conventions, and one important part of culture is parenting. While everyone’s family is different, there are some common themes you may see in many Russian families. Reluctant To Praise Their Children Russian parents are as proud of their children’s achievements as anyone else. However, they are less likely…

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