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5 Homes of Famous Russians Around The World Posted by on Dec 14, 2017

Dostoevsky House in Semey

If you have been to Russia, you might have visited the homes of famous Russian writers, composers, artists, and politicians. But did you know there are places outside Russia where famous Russians stayed or lived permanently? Inclusion of a person in this post is not meant to endorse their views, policies, or work. Dostoevsky Museum…

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

teddy bear

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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Russian Writers Read Their Works Posted by on Jan 11, 2016

We often think of the “greats” of the past as something almost legendary, something we can only access through their books and memoirs. However, we are lucky to have some recordings of a few Russians writers and poets reading their own work. Listening to their voices reminded me that they were living people and somehow…

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Summer Time and the Reading is Russian Posted by on Jun 10, 2011

Finally, «наступило лето» [summer is here]! There are lots of not so good things that are associated with summer – «ураганы» [hurricanes], «лесные пожары» [forest fires], «жара» [heat], «засуха» [drought] and such. But let’s look at the bright side! Summer, above all, is time for «каникулы» [summer break] and «отпуска» [vacations]. Many Russians will be…

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«Это вы всё-таки ждали…»: Answers to the Russian Poetry Quiz! Posted by on Mar 7, 2010

Remember the post here on March 2nd – «Вот неожиданно»: Russian Poetry Quiz! – which disappeared for a while (but now it is back up on the blog, which the working link is living proof of). If you missed it the first time, feel free to have a look at it before reading the correct…

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