8 homonymous Russian words

One of the first things you notice when you start learning Russian is that there are many words which are spelled and pronounced the same but have different meanings. As if Russian wasn’t difficult enough! Homonymous Russian words can be funny though. Don’t you believe me? Have a лук at the following list! 1) Лук… Continue reading

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A Stroll Around Pavlovsk Park

Saint Petersburg is adorned with many beautiful parks which are located close to the city. They are all easy to reach, but the one which always sticks out in my mind, however, is Павловск (Pavlovsk). Although this park is neither as grandiose nor as famous as Петергоф (Peterhof), it boasts the right to rival it… Continue reading

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Rethinking Tolstoy: War and Peace by the BBC

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Rethinking Tolstoy: War and Peace by the BBC In January 2016, the BBC premiered one of its most ambitious and long-awaited literary adaptations: War and Peace. The Russian classic was brought to life by the British broadcaster for the second time, having made a first series in 1972. I watched the six-part production religiously, barely able… Continue reading

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