Posts by: Olivia Wright

23 Oct
This article will provide info on how to install the Cyrillic (Russian) keyboard on your device. I’ve included instructions for both iPhone and Android users (no discrimination here!) as well as for Windows and Mac. Just scroll down to find the relevant section for you.  For iPhone users First, go to ‘Settings’ and click on ...
22 Oct
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Learning Russian often seems like an impossible task when you first start. Every noun and adjective declines in six different ways, and the alphabet is full of confusing letters which, look like ‘H’ but sound like ‘N’, for example. Not to mention the fact that you’re not even remotely sure how to say ‘I go’… ...
16 Oct
If you listen to the Red Army Choir’s performance of the State Anthem of the Russian Federation (Государственный гимн Российской Федерации) on YouTube and scroll down to the comments, you’ll find it has tonnes of foreign admirers, some of whom testify that this powerful composition is able to rouse emotion even in people who have ...
15 Oct
Russian mythology has various underwater characters: the vodyanoy (водяной) is the male water spirit, and the rusalka (русалка) his female counterpart. As you may have already guessed, the vodyanoy marries the rusalka, and they live happily ever after. Only in reality it isn’t that simple… The vodyanoy The vodyanoy is believed to dwell in a ...
13 Oct
New intern Olivia: Freshly arrived and very happy! I’m Olivia, a third year student of German and Russian at Cambridge University, UK. This year I’m on my year abroad, so I spent the past three months working in Berlin, and have now arrived in Moscow to intern and study Russian at the Liden & Denz ...