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Russian Winter Myth Exposed Posted by on Jan 13, 2011

Do you like «зима» [winter]? I don’t! When my American friends hear me complain about yet another cold snap, they inevitably ask “But aren’t you from Russia, the country infamous for its long and harsh winters?” I blame Russian literature for this question (although Russian artists added to the myth with beautiful paintings such as…

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Russian Seasons – Autumn Posted by on Oct 11, 2010

«Унылая пора, очей очарованье» [a melancholy season, bewitchment for the eyes] – that’s how Alexander Pushkin described «осень» [autumn]. The classic wasn’t alone in «воспевание» [celebration, lit.: singing of praises] of this «закатный сезон» [sunset season]. Russian poets love autumn (ok, it’s called Fall here, in the USA, but autumn seems a bit more romantic…

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