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Things That Get Called Russian – Part 2 Posted by on Jul 23, 2021


We continue to discuss what people around the world call Russian, except the Russians themselves. Black Russian – Чёрный русский Black Russian is a classic cocktail (коктейль) based on vodka and coffee liqueur. It was created in 1949 by Gustave Tops, a Belgian bartender (бармен). The cocktail recipe is simple: for five parts of vodka…

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How To Prepare Russian Mimosa Salad Posted by on Mar 5, 2010

Russian Mimosa Salad

Learn how to make a beautiful spring-time Russian Mimosa salad and find out how to tell your boss to give you a break, Russian style.

«Готовим оливье!» [Making Oliv’e! (aka The Russian Salad)] Posted by on Jan 1, 2010

Yes, you guessed it! (Did the (impfv.) verb «готовить» [prepare, make ready; train; make, COOK] in the title give it all away at first sight?) Today’s post is indeed «о еде» [about food], and, as you would expect, it is «о русской еде» [about Russian food] – one of the things we Russophiles (well, many…

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