Do Russians speak with regional Russian Accents?
Have you ever heard of different Russian accents? In the UK, where I’m from, accents are a big deal. Regional accents can vary hugely across distances of just a few miles, and accents are often used (however unfairly) as a basis for judgements about a person’s background, class or education. So, when I began learning… Continue reading
September 15th – World’s first велосипед
Cyclists! You may not be aware of this, but you have a peasant by the name of ‘Efim Artamonov’ to thank for your preferred mode of transport. On September 15th, 1801, the world’s first велосипед (bicycle) was present to Tsar Alexander I. Though there have been a few claims to the title of inventor of… Continue reading
Time to Say Goodbye, До Свидания Moscow!
Time to Say Goodbye, До свидания Moscow! It’s time for me to say goodbye, seven weeks in Moscow have come to an end. Moscow is a city that definitely grows on you. At first it really didn’t seem like a place where I wanted to spend 5 weeks of my summer. However, in the end I… Continue reading