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19.08.2018

Krylov’s Idioms (part 2)

Today, I have chosen to explain you idioms that comes from two famous fables of Krylov. Лебедь, Рак и Щука Лебедь, Рак и Щука (The swan, […]
02.08.2018

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 […]
30.07.2018

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
20.07.2018

Poem Cheerful tourist was written by Sergey Mikhalkov

Travel has a long tradition in Russia. During the Soviet times, excursions were a way to educate Soviet citizens.
18.07.2018

A. P. Chekhov description of people are always concise and precise

As a doctor, and one of the greatest Russian writers of short stories, A. P. Chekhov description of people are always concise and precise.
16.07.2018

“The Heart of a Dog” – Mikhail Bulgakov

M. Bulgakov is novel Heart of a dog was only available in self published book. It was officially published only in 1987 (during the perestroika).
16.02.2016

Krylov’s fables

Иван Андреевич Крылов (Ivan Andreevich Krylov, 1769-1844), the most famous Russian fabulist, keeping a fatherly eye on the twelve metal relief sculptures representing a small part […]
17.12.2015

Film, Film, Film… the Animation

“Фильм, фильм, фильм” (Film, film, film) is an animation directed by Фёдор Хитрук (Fyodor Khitruk) in 1968. It is a parody of the film making process […]
17.12.2015

“MuMu” – the Russian Animation

Mumu is the simple and sad story of an old tyrannical барыня (landowner’s wife) and Gerasim, a глухонемой (deaf and dumb) peasant brought from the countryside […]
17.12.2015

Tea Time in Moscow

Drinking tea in Moscow is a real phenomenon! And it’s not just a phenomenon, but an originally, truly and exclusively Muscovite one. In older times, people […]
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