Small dictionary of Autumn

Autumn is one of the most beautiful and colourful times of the year. It’s a poetic season during which Russia strongly reveals her beauty: colours change from green into gold, while leaves begin to fall. Let’s learn some words and expressions related to Russian autumn through this small dictionary! 1) Бабье лето (Indian summer) A final… Continue reading

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8 things to know before learning Russian

Russian is beautiful, no argument about that. But the language of Pushkin is also very, very difficult. I’ve been studying Russian for some years now and I can tell you –  it’s a language that must be studied constantly and seriously if you want to achieve good results. If you are thinking about studying Russian,… Continue reading

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8 homonymous Russian words

One of the first things you notice when you start learning Russian is that there are many words which are spelled and pronounced the same but have different meanings. As if Russian wasn’t difficult enough! Homonymous Russian words can be funny though. Don’t you believe me? Have a лук at the following list! 1) Лук… Continue reading

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Farewell to Tom

Tom has worked one month as an intern at Liden & Denz in Saint Petersburg. Let’s find out more about his experience! Tom, tell us about yourself! I’m Tom from London, I’m 22 years old, I studied German and Russian at University and I am going to start a MA in Russian in late September.… Continue reading

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Mayakovsky’s Backbone flute

Vladimir Mayakovsky is considered one of the Russian Futurism’s leading figures and is known as the Poet of Revolution. There is no other writer, in fact, linked as much as him with Russian Revolution. Mayakovsky wrote a lot: plays, propaganda slogans, essays, sketches and, of course, poems. Poems about Revolution, about Soviet patriotism, about himself, about… Continue reading

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