Four weeks have gone by – goodbye to Aletta

goodbye to Aletta

Four weeks have gone by – goodbye to Aletta How fast time goes by… Feels like just yesterday that I arrived in Moscow, and now it is already time to say goodbye to the amazing Russian capital. Four weeks have gone by, and it is unbelievable that I have to return to my home country… Continue reading

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How to use imperfective aspect and perfective aspect?

imperfective and perfective

How to use imperfective aspect and perfective aspect? Here we are again, the imperfective aspect (несовершенный вид) and the perfective aspect (совершенный вид), another feared topic of Russian grammar. Studying Russian, you may have already realised that Russian language has a wide range of special features, which are difficult to understand. This week, we would… Continue reading

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What makes Russian indefinite pronouns?

Russian indefinite pronouns

What makes Russian indefinite pronouns? The question about indefinite pronouns is definitely considered to be one of the most threatened topics of Russian grammar. Once you have started learning Russian, you may have already encountered this issue. But why are indefinite pronouns so difficult to understand? Indefinite pronouns are used to refer to indefinite or… Continue reading

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Winter in Moscow: 5 must-do things you wouldn’t expect

Moscow in winter

I came to Moscow for the first time in late winter, when the average temperature was -12° with snow and wind. It would have been the perfect weather to visit museums and to walk around their warm halls. Unfortunately, I am not really a fan: I prefer architecture, parks, churches, markets… all those kind of… Continue reading

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10 unconventional ways to improve your Russian

Поздравляю! Reading this article, you either are or would like to learn the Russian language. This can be quite a challenge and with many hours of classes and self-study one can quickly find oneself considering giving up their new year’s resolution. But learning a language can be much more fun than most people would anticipate,… Continue reading

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