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4 Popular Instagram Accounts in Russian Posted by on Jul 22, 2019

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Are you looking for someone to follow on social media? We have already covered popular Telegram channels, and today’s post will look at four popular Instagram accounts in Russian. Olga Buzova Olga Buzova (О́льга Бу́зова; buzova86) is a Russian socialite who I would say is famous for being famous. 🙂 She started her career as…

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10 Fun Facts for Russian Language Day Posted by on Jun 6, 2019

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June 6 marks Russian Language Day (День ру́сского языка́). This date was chosen because that’s when Alexander Pushkin (Алекса́ндр Пу́шкин) was born — a writer and poet credited with shaping contemporary Russian (совреме́нный ру́сский язы́к) by blending the “high” literary genres with the vernacular. To mark this occasion, let me share ten fun facts about…

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7 Russian MOOCs You Can Take Right Now Posted by on Nov 8, 2017

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You have probably heard about massive open online courses, also known as MOOCs, that let you study a subject online from the comfort of your own home, at your own pace, and often for free. But did you know there are MOOCs offered in Russian, both for learning Russian and on a variety of other subjects?…

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How To Argue on Russian Sites Posted by on Feb 19, 2015

I have noticed some passionate opinions in comments to some of the posts on this blog. This blog is not unique in this respect; many websites are home to heated debates. So I thought it might be interesting to learn to navigate online arguments in Russian. 1. Learn the etiquette First of all, you want to follow the…

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Sneak Russian into Your Online Experience Posted by on Aug 4, 2014

There was recently an excellent post of creating language immersion outside the country where that language is spoken. I realize it may be hard to stay motivated to keep up on your language studies in your everyday life. Of course, ideally you should actively pursue your language studies, subscribe to podcasts, listen to music, read…

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