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24.11.2015

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 […]
23.11.2015

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. […]
23.11.2015

Russian Kvass Saved Many People

“Русский квас много народу спас” (Russian kvass saved many people) is one of the many expressions to express the feelings Russians have about their national drink. […]
20.11.2015

The Nesting Dolls or Matrioshkas

Матрёшка (Matrioshka) is no doubt the most popular souvenir one can get from Russia. These funny and wonderful nesting dolls are known all over the world. […]
20.11.2015

The History of Russian Animation (part 1)

Русская анимация (the Russian animation) is extremely rich and creative. Though студия Союзмультфильм (the Soyuzmultfilms studios) were not created before 1936, the first animations are dated […]
19.11.2015

Hedgehog in the fog – Ёжик в тумане

The following animation Ёжик в тумане (Hedgehog in the fog) tells the story of a nice little hedgehog who leaves his house to meet his friend […]
19.11.2015

Gusli– the oldest Russian multi-string instrument

Гусли (gusli) is the oldest Russian multi-string instrument. Thought its history is not known, experts think that it may have derived from the ancient lyre. The […]
18.11.2015

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. […]
18.11.2015

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Чайка (the seagull) is one of the four major plays of Russian драматург (dramatist) Антон Чехов (Anton Chekhov). It was written in 1895 and first played […]
13.11.2015

Beginners’ group to start on November 30

If you still have ‘learn Russian’ left in you to-do list for 2015, here is the opportunity to get it finally done. Enroll in the new […]
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