Archive for March, 2018

Russian News: Fire in Kemerovo Mall Posted by on Mar 28, 2018

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A lot of the Russian internet is discussing a tragedy that happened last Sunday, March 25, in the Western Siberian city of Kemerovo (Кемерово). A fire broke out in a mall and killed at least 64 people, many of them children. Let us look at how it is being covered in Russia. Meduza reported: Днём…

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5 Ways To Say “Because” in Russian Posted by on Mar 21, 2018


Linking words are one of the things that help you express your thoughts coherently in a new language. This post will look at some of the common conjunctions (союзы) that express causality in Russian. Потому что This may be the best known transition word in Russian. Потому что is a neutral way of saying because…

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5 Verbs To Talk About Scams And Deception in Russian Posted by on Mar 15, 2018

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Have you ever been cheated or scammed? Would you know how to talk about it in Russian? Below are five common ways of talking about being the victim of deceit. 1. Обмануть The most neutral term for deceiving someone is обмануть (imperf. обманывать). The related action is called обман (deception), and the person doing the…

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3 Kinds of Negation in Russian Posted by on Mar 7, 2018

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Are you tempted to use the infamous “nyet” in front of any word to make your sentences negative? Do you get confused between не, ни, and нет? Then read on to learn some common uses of these words. 1. Нет Negation of the Entire Sentence This is probably the most famous and the easiest of…

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4 Online Courses For Learning Subject-Specific Vocabulary in Russian Posted by on Mar 1, 2018


Perhaps you have mastered the basics of everyday conversation but still can’t talk about your specific area of knowledge in Russian. Say, your university degree is in physics, but you don’t know how to say “pump” in Russian. One way to build your subject-specific vocabulary is to sign up for an online class in an…

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