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Talking About Chernobyl in Russian Posted by on Jun 17, 2019

Pripyat entrance sign

The Internet has been abuzz lately with discussions of the HBO Chernobyl miniseries. The show is based on the real story of an explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Powerplant (Черно́быльская А́томная Электроста́нция, ЧАЭС), and its release has reignited interest in the catastrophe, its causes, and how its been covered by witnesses, survivors, first responders, writers…

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6 Russian Words For Talking About The Solar Eclipse Posted by on Aug 28, 2017

partial solar eclipse

On August 21, people in North America could view a solar eclipse for the first time in 38 years. If you would like to discuss this rare event with your friends, here are six Russian words you may need. Затмение The basic word to know is затмение, eclipse. This word is related to тёмный (dark)…

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Basic Astronomy in Russian Posted by on May 25, 2017

earth seen from space

Don’t you wish you could talk about the wonders of the universe in Russian? Here are some vocabulary to get you started. Земля This word is useful for talking about a whole range of natural sciences. Земля can refer to Earth the planet, land, or soil. When we talk about the planet, Земля is capitalized…

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TED Talks in Russian: “People Are Conformists By Nature” Posted by on Feb 22, 2016

Many of our readers will be familiar with TED Talks, short inspiring presentations given in different subjects. Did you know that TEDx (independently organized) events were held all around the world in many languages, including Russian? You can browse talks by languages and watch talks in Russian given in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and any…

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On Time and Space: Key Physics Concepts in Russian Posted by on Feb 8, 2016

Last time, we looked at some top chemistry concepts in Russian. We are continuing our science streak — this time, with physics. Just like in the case of chemistry, physics vocabulary is vast and could not possibly fit into one blog post. Feel free to add other important concepts in the comments! To start, it’s…

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Mixed Reactions: Chemical Russian Posted by on Feb 1, 2016

Although English firmly holds the first place as the language of research and scientific publications, a lot of research used to be — and some still is — carried out in Russian. For any readers who may be learning Russian for scientific reasons, I would like to share some key concepts from the field…

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Blood and Brains: One more look at anatomy Posted by on Jun 27, 2012

Goslings following Konrad Lorenz

If you read the previous posts about Russian terms for human anatomy, you now know some words related to the biological process of eating, as well as moving around and reproducing. But we haven’t yet covered the most crucial “life-support” functions that keep the body alive — so let’s look at… Органы кровообращения и дыхания…

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