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How Peter the Great brought a little bit of Dutch culture to Russia!

26 Feb 2021

If you have ever been in Amsterdam and Saint Petersburg, you might have noticed that these cities actually have some similarities. This is not coincidental, it is actually ...
01 Dec 2020

Слушать means ‘to listen’ and is always followed by the accusative case.  Слушаю музыку. I’m listening to music. Он слушает друга. He’s listening to his friend talking. Ты ...
25 Nov 2020

Have you ever found yourself missing being able to use English idioms whilst speaking Russian? Suffer no further, because I’ve compiled a handy list of Russian translations ...
23 Oct 2020

This article will provide info on how to install the Cyrillic (Russian) keyboard on your device. I’ve included instructions for both iPhone and Android users (no ...
23 Aug 2018

If I had a rouble for every time I made mistakes that led to cringing embarrassment of epic, Bridget Jones’ proportion, I’d probably be able to buy all the snacks from the ...
29 Aug 2017

Learning a language is like learning to play an instrument or a sport. Regular practice will have its benefits and there is no better way to keep your practice ticking over ...
03 Aug 2017

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There's endless debate about how many words you need to know in order to be 'fluent', I couldn't try to put a number on it. When you consider learning a language, the expanse ...
29 Mar 2017

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7 things to consider before you start studying Russian There are plenty of good reasons why you should start learning Russian as a foreign language. With a total number of ...
28 Mar 2017

After six years of studying Russian, I thought I knew pretty much everything about learning a foreign language. Sat my exams? Check. Read foreign literature? Check. Move to ...
17 Feb 2017

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If you ask me, the process of learning a language is never easy. Foreign vocabulary and grammatical structures do not just fly into your brain during sleep. However, I am ...
05 Dec 2016

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As I come to the end of my stay in Russia and I look ahead to what my future may hold, I can’t help but ask the question: why do I and so many others study Russian? I am not ...