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07 Aug
2020
I notice that all my friends are away on summer vacation, except me who, of course, continues with Russian. 😉 Since it is summer and people have free time, I will recommend three modern Russian ...
20 Sep
2019
One of the best ways to discover a country is through literature. However, it can at times be hard to understand the soul of a piece of work only through imagination. If you’re lucky enough to ...
24 Aug
2018
Students of Russian literature sometimes complain about a gender imbalance on their course syllabi — where are the Russian female writers!? To investigate this supposed injustice, I did ...
07 Aug
2018
Born August 7, 1955 in the Moscow region, Vladimir Sorokin is an internationally acclaimed Russian writer. When I asked my babushka for recommendations of contemporary Russian writers, he was the ...
19 Mar
2018
If you love Russian literature, St. Petersburg is a dream destination. Pushkin, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Gogol, Nabokov… Almost all the great Russian writers spent time in this beautiful city. ...
07 Jul
2017
One thing’s for certain: Russians love their poets. Ask any Russian to recite some poetry and they can draw from an impressively hefty arsenal. If you’re a student of Russian, you, too, have ...
26 Jun
2017
Moscow Museums for Free: Challenge Accepted Even if in the last years Moscow was believed to be one of the most expensive cities globally, now, due to the fall of the ruble, the cost of living in ...
22 Nov
2016
Reading in Russian: Where to Start In today’s classes, the topic of reading in Russian came up. Most teachers would agree that reading is the best way to consolidate the grammar and vocab that ...
22 Apr
2015
Michail Bulgakov’s Master and Margarita written during the period 1928-40 is probably one of the most popular Russian novels, both in Russia as well as abroad. The novel, written from memory ...
21 Mar
2014
Mikhail Lermontov, born the 15th of October 1814, is to be celebrated today, on World Poetry Day, with readings of his very romantic and popular poems. This is in honour of his 200th anniversary, ...
26 Feb
2014
A Walking Route: Literary Tour of Moscow One is obliged to take a literary tour around Moscow. It’s no surprise to anyone that some of the best literature in the world comes from Russia, ...
29 Jan
2014
Russia has been the home of many great artists and authors throughout history. These figures are often celebrated for their innovative writings, unique storytelling and great influence they had ...