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10 Jul
2020

Why do you study Russian? To those who ask me, I always give the same answer: it’s hard not to be fascinated by this country’s culture and history, which for a Westerner such as myself feels ...

08 Jul
2020

To learn out about life in Russia, why not talk to the people who know it best? So here is the first of a series called Interview with Russian students. We will start with Maria, who lives in ...

03 Jul
2020

People who interested in Russia and the former Soviet Union have likely seen the classic Soviet-era films already, but I notice that fewer have seen newer, modern Russian films. Classic films ...

03 Jul
2020
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The Trans-Siberian is undoubtedly the most famous railroad in the world. Spanning 5,772 miles, the Moscow-Vladivostok line – which begun construction in 1891 and was completed 25 years later ...

25 Jun
2020

Years ago when deciding which language to learn, one factor that made me choose Russian was how useful it was: Russian can be used in surprisingly many countries outside Russia. For those who ...

19 Jun
2020

Found yourself in Russia for a while? Time to get familiar with social media in Russia then! However, keep in mind that Google is not as useful as their Russian counterpart, and some have ...

15 Jun
2020

Hello everyone, it’s me again!
Maybe some of you will remember me from last year, but for those who don’t, I’ll reintroduce myself. My name is Bianca, and I come from the most ...

10 Jun
2020

Everything is upside down and nothing is the same. Such is the fact of life at this time. But we can try to make the best of it.
For me, this means to keep improving my Russian. Times ...

08 Jun
2020

Around 280 million people in the world speak Russian, which is very likely to be one of the reasons why also you decided to try to learn it. However, this number doesn’t include the people ...

02 Jun
2020

Russian poet, English essayist and American citizen, Brodsky was born 80 years ago in St. Petersburg before living a unique life and leaving an important influence in international ...

22 May
2020

I remember exactly the night before I had to leave Petersburg. It was the 31st of March, the night was mild and I sat on a bench in a park with my friends, enjoying our last moments together. ...

14 May
2020
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We are approaching two months of quarantine, and all our travel plans have been cancelled for the foreseeable future. However, thanks to the internet, we can experience some of Russia’s most ...