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5 Non-Russian Languages of Russia Posted by on Jan 15, 2018

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Russian is not the only language spoken in Russia. According to Wikipedia, there are more than 150 languages speaking in Russia, with varying numbers of speakers. It is impossible to cover all languages of Russia in one post, so let us look at five common ones and their current status. This post is not meant…

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4 Tips For Dating A Russian Posted by on Jan 10, 2018

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One of the reasons you may be learning Russian is because you are dating or are married to a Russian. While it is hard to generalize Russian expectations of a romantic partner, there are some common threads that you may want to know about. Naturally, they will not apply to everyone. 1. Have Memorable Dates…

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Knowledge Is Power: Verbs With ‑знать in Russian Posted by on Jan 8, 2018


Знать (to know) is one of the most common verbs in Russian. There are also several important verbs derived from it. Узнать — To Discover/Learn Узнать (perfective)/узнавать (imperfective) is used to talk about learning some information for the first time. О́коло полугода жильцы́ пыта́лись узна́ть, что, со́бственно, происхо́дит. The residents tried for about half a…

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6 Critically Acclaimed Russian Films You Can Stream Right Now Posted by on Jan 1, 2018

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Happy New Year, dear readers! С Новым годом! If you are looking for something to watch on your winter break, here are six recent Russian films that were praised by critics or won awards. Make sure you check out our earlier post on new Russian movies with English subtitles, too. 1. 12 The film 12…

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Top Russian Blog Posts of 2017 Posted by on Dec 27, 2017

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As this year draws to a close and many of our readers will be celebrating with their loved ones, let us take a look at the most popular posts published this past year. 10. What Subjects Should I Avoid in a Russian Conversation? This post talked about some common taboos when talking to Russians — and…

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