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Popular Children’s Poems in Russian—Part I Posted by on Aug 4, 2016

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Children’s poems are an integral part of growing up in Russia — as they probably are anywhere. (I purposely don’t want to call them “nursery rhymes” as this separate genre of English rhymes is also well-known in Russia — in translation.) Anyone who grew up in Russia has heard them from their parents, siblings, or…

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Dramatic poetry reading: «Багаж» (“Luggage”) Posted by on Aug 29, 2012

I’ve been wanting for a while to make a video for the blog, but it took me a while to get over my camera-shyness — not to mention, fix some technical problems with my camcorder and figure out how to (sorta) use video-editing software. As my debut ролик (“video clip”) for the blog, I decided…

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Russian Poetry for Real Russians – Part 1 Posted by on Mar 29, 2010

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We, Russians, are very proud of our literary heritage and justifiably so. After all, Russia «подарила миру» [gave the world a gift of] “War and Peace”, “Crime and Punishment”, “Master and Margarita”… And then there are the poets. Back during the «Золотой век русской поэзии» [Golden Age of Russian poetry] there were  Pushkin, Lermontov, Tyutchev…

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