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20 лет спустя – Twenty Years After, Part 1 Posted by on Aug 22, 2011

Well, «друзья» [friends], it has happened again: I sat down to write «про грамматику» [about grammar] and instead I wrote about something completely different. I found this «фоторепортаж» [photo essay] on the website of «магазин Внешняя политика» [the magazine “Foreign Policy”] called, in English, “Russia’s Big Backyard.” I have opted to translate the title…

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Social Networking – In Russian Posted by on Aug 8, 2011

In recent years, a new term has become popular on the internet: «социальная сеть» [social network]. Some of these sites seem to be «международный» [international], like «Фейсбук» [Facebook]. Others, like «В Контакте» [V Kontakte] are not. Not only are social networks fun, but they can also help you learn a language. How? Read on to…

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Prefixed Verbs of Motion: Some Example Sentences Posted by on Jul 27, 2011

This is the third post in a series about «глаголы движения с приставками» [prefixed verbs of motion]. If you have not read the previous two posts, you can do so here and here.  A commenter asked for example sentences with prefixed verbs of motion. I am happy to say that I have found sentences…

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Harry Potter, Our Favorite Wizard Posted by on Jul 25, 2011

A very bittersweet event took place on July 15, «дорогие друзья» [dear friends]. «Часть вторая» [Part two] of the film «Гарри Поттер и дары смерти» [Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows] came out. This is «последний фильм» [the final film] of the series. And as someone who has ready «каждая книга» [every book] multiple…

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Prefixed Verbs of Motion: Part 2 Posted by on Jul 20, 2011

I was going to make this post about something fun, but that will have to wait until Friday. This is Part 2 of this post. Today, I will be writing about «глаголы движения с приставками» [prefixed verbs of motion]. Last time, we talked about the actual prefixes. Today, I will discuss how some verbs…

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Prefixed Verbs of Motion: Part 1 Posted by on Jul 18, 2011

«Дорогие друзья» [Dear friends], I have finally returned. «Я вернулась в Америку в июне» [I returned to America in June], but I almost immediately got sick. I am feeling better, so it’s about time for me to return to writing the Russian blog. Today we are going to talk about «самая важная тема» [the…

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Putin vs. Medvedev Posted by on May 16, 2011

Well, «дорогие читатели» [dear readers], I owe you an apology for abandoning you for so long. I was delayed in returning to England and «в результате» [as a result], I had to do extra work to catch up. «Весь день» [All day], I would be reading. However, now I seem to have caught up, so…

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