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Russian Idioms: Морочить голову

Морочить голову (to pull somebody’s leg). Морочить means to fool. So when you “Морочишь голову кому-либо” you just try to cheat or to joke on somebody […]

Learn Russian with Song: “Когда твоя девушка больна”

Кино (kino) was no doubt one of the most popular rock bands from the 1980s, and became a real legendary band after the accidental death of […]

Russian Poem: “On the Railroad” A. Blok

This poem «На железной дороге» (On the railroad) was written in 1910 by A. Blok (1880-1921), a Russian lyrical poet. It tells the sad story of […]

Kidnapping, Caucasian Style

Кавкаская Пленница, или Новые Приключения Шурика (Kidnapping, Caucasian Style) is a 1966 Soviet comedy directed by Леонид Гайдай (Leonid Gaidai). The film deals with the theme […]

Russian Chanson

Today, I would like to introduce you to a musical genre, typically Russian, which is called criminal songs. It is a musical genre that celebrates the […]

April, April! Poem about Spring

The following poem is a poem for children written by Samuil Marshak to celebrate the arrival of April and the end of winter

Tarkovsky’s Diploma Film “The Steamroller and the Violin”

The Steamroller and the Violin is Andrei Tarkovsky is diploma film at the State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) but was made at the Mosfilm studio at […]

Russian Idioms and Lime Tree

This is a well known fact that birch tree is considered as a symbol in Russia but, oddly enough, it is not the one that is […]

Сырники – Delicious Russian Cheese Pancakes

Сырники is a Russian and Ukrainian fried quark pancake served with sour cream, jam, honey or apple sauce.

Russian Idioms: Где Раки Зимуют

Have you ever tried crayfish? Connoisseurs say that they are especially tasty during the months in which a R is used, which means from September to […]