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Guess the End of Those Russian Proverbs

Today we decided to make up a quiz for you. It’s quite simple: match the beginning of those proverbs (1-11) with their endings (А-Й). 1 Повторение […]

Live Great Russian Language Dictionary

When learning Russian, it is impossible not to refer to an explanatory dictionary. The most extensive and original one, which has no equivalent in other nations, […]

Russian tongue twisters– Русские скороговорки

I know what you are thinking: русский скороговорник (ruski skaragavornik) tongue twisters! This is for дети (dyeti) children!! Well, basically yes, you’re right. But do you […]

Yaroslavl, the City of Unsurpassed Beauty

Город Ярославль (the city of Yaroslavl) was named after its founder, великого князя Ярослава Мудрого (the Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise). It was founded in the […]

Rostov Veliky, the Prettiest City of the Golden Ring

Just before entering the city of Ростов Великий (Rostov the Great) (190 km northeast of Moscow) the beauty of озеро Неро (lake Nero) welcomes amazed travellers, […]

The Russian Language that We are Losing

According to an article from the “Expert” magazine, in Russia, alarming changes have appeared in our language, taking place in our national culture. The language is […]

“Generation P”, the Post-Soviet Russia Generation

Виктор Пелевин (Victor Pelevin) was born in 1962. He is a fiction writer, leading figure of the current Russian literature, whose works, often characterised as post-modern, […]

Pyotr Mamonov, From Punk rock to Orthodoxy

Пётр Николаевич Мамонов (Pyotr Nikolayevich Mamonov) is a famous Russian rock musician, actor and writer born on April, 14th 1951. He is also fluent in English […]

The Equivalent of Dude in Russian

What is a dude? It’s not quite clear how a ленивый (lazy) but весёлый (cheerful) character performed by Jeff Bridges in the film “Большой Лебовски” (The […]

Beliefs and Superstitions in Russia

Every culture has its own поверья (beliefs) and суеверия (superstitions), which help us understand more about its history and the relations people maintained with their environment. […]