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Who is Cheburashka and How Can He Help You? Posted by on Oct 7, 2014

Being that most of you are devoting your precious time and energy toward learning to speak Russian, I decided to introduce you to a new tool that may help you, as well as entertain you at the same time. This tool is called Cheburashka. What is Cheburashka you ask? Cheburashka is a fictional character created…

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Academicians, Pushkin, and the Steamship Posted by on Feb 17, 2011

As promised, here’s the second and final post that provides some linguistic and cultural background for appreciation of one of the masterpieces of Soviet animation, Winter in Prostokvashino. «фломастер» – You might recognize the brand name Flo-Master. If you are teaching (or studying) a marketing course, this is a perfect example of brand dilution or…

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Soviet Classics: Hedgehog in the Fog Posted by on Mar 12, 2010

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Stop aimlessly browsing the Net. Watch one of the best cartoons of all times and learn some new Russian words.