Top 10 List of Moscow’s Best Bookstores

Moscow's best bookstores

Moscow Bookstores Moscow is among the best cities in the world to buy books. Being that Moscow is so diverse, the city naturally has a plethora of great bookstores for all types of readers. Maybe you’re into crime, or romance, or some wacky combination of the two, or you just want a souvenir to take… Continue reading

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5 Ways You Can Be a Better Language Partner

Language Partners

Be a Better Language Partner There are boundless materials on the web dedicated to learning languages. Some are good. Others not so much. But all of them fail to mention the single most important part of language learning, that is, language partners. Now when I speak of language partners I don’t mean simply language tandems,… Continue reading

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Why is the first pancake always lumpy? Russian idiom explained

This well-known phrase has not so obvious explanation. According to a modern spelling ПЕРВЫЙ БЛИН КОМОМ, it literally means “the first pancake is always a lumpy one” and reminds us not to expect the first attempt to be successful. But historically, the phrase has more to do with bears than with cooking. Ancient Slavonic tribes… Continue reading

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How To Trick Your Brain into Speaking Russian Fast

Russian Fast

Ты говоришь по-русски? If you understand the above phrase, wonderful, apply what I’m about to say to your next language. If you’re just now getting the results back from Google Translate, we have work to do. Chances are you’ve been studying Russian longer than you would’ve liked. Maybe you’re taking it easy, a word a… Continue reading

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Study Russian with Adapted Literature

If you ask me, the process of learning a language is never easy. Foreign vocabulary and grammatical structures do not just fly into your brain during sleep. However, I am convinced that making use of the right approach to language learning can have a fundamental influence on the progress you are making. While there are… Continue reading

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