Laughing Hens and Silent Cows

Back by popular demand, here are some more widely-used and wonderful Russian sayings, this time all following the theme of animals. Enjoy! Чья бы корова мычала, а твоя бы молчала Корова is the Russian for cow, and what do cows do? They either moo – мычать, or stay silent – молчать. Thus, whose cow would… Continue reading

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5 Top Tips On Living With a Russian Host Family

The thought of visiting Russia did frighten me somewhat. Prior to my arrival, a few questions would whizz around my head: Will I be able to cope with the language? Will I make friends? Will I manage to be successful as a student there? However, what worried me most was whether I would get on… Continue reading

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My experience as an Au Pair in Russia

Being an au pair in Russia is one of the most amazing and interesting things which I have ever done. Due to my interest in Russian culture, when I was 21 years old I decided to spend two months as au pair in Syktyvkar, the Capital city of the Komi Republic. Why Syktyvkar? Five years… Continue reading

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Learn Russian on Skype with the elderly native speakers

If you’re learning a foreign language, I’m sure that at least once you wondered how long would it take to speak fluently or to understand all the different shades of meaning typical of each language. And especially if you’re studying Russian you have probably already thought that it would be much easier if you had… Continue reading

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Even astronauts learn Russian!

What jobs require a knowledge of the  Russian language? You might think diplomats and international buisnessmen would like to speak Russian. Astronauts might not be the first career that comes to mind. But nowadays NASA astronauts have to learn Russian. I’m going to take a look in this article at why and how these space… Continue reading

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