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Does Russian Sound Different in European Russia and the Far East? Posted by on Oct 13, 2016

Map of Russia

Very often I hear people say that, Russia being so large, there must be distinct regional accents. A person from Moscow surely speaks differently than someone from Novosibirsk. However, in the case of Russia we find that the variation is not nearly as drastic as one would expect. As explained in the¬†Encyclopaedia Britannica, “The degree…

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Regional Expressions In Russia Posted by on Nov 19, 2015

curb stone

Even though Russian is fairly uniform and cannot boast the same dialectal variety as some other languages, regional differences do exist. They tend to be more subtle so that most people in the region may not realize the word is a regionalism. Of course, there are the cases everyone talks about, like Moscow vs St…

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