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He Said “Poyekhali!” Posted by on Apr 12, 2021


Today, Russia celebrates Cosmonautics Day (День Космона́втики), also known as The International Day of Human Space Flight. On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut (Do you want to know why Russians call their astronauts cosmonauts? Read THIS BLOG) Yuri Gagarin made the world’s first orbital flyby of the Earth (Земля́). Exactly twenty years later, the first…

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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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