Let me just Yandex that: Russian search engine

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Let me just Yandex that-Russian search engine Like most of you, I had never heard of Yandex (Яндекс) before coming to Russia. I knew that Yahoo used to be the big thing before Google. But Yandex? No, never heard of it. So obviously it shocked me a little bit when I found out that about… Continue reading

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Russian Chocolate: Saint Petersburg’s N.K. Krupskaya Confectionery Factory

Russian Chocolate

Russian Chocolate: Saint Petersburg’s N.K. Krupskaya Confectionery Factory Russian cuisine offers really tasty and filling dishes, but sometimes foreigners find them not so easy to eat as Russian Chocolate. Therefore, everybody agrees on the great variety of delicious Russian sweets: пирожные (pastries), печение (biscuits), торт (cakes), конфети (candy), вафли (wafel). In Russian supermarkets there are usually… Continue reading

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Smartphone To The Rescue: Battle with Russian Cases, Head On!

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Smartphone To The Rescue: Battle with Russian Cases, Head On! When learning Russian one will soon encounter the intricate system of cases, or падежи as they are called in Russian. Learning them, and eventually mastering them is a huge aspect of good and fluent Russian. The catch? Even though the system of cases at times… Continue reading

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