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Michelle A. Berdy

18 contributions found for Russian Life and/or Chtenia.

Michelle A. Berdy Michelle Berdy, a part- or full-time resident of Moscow since 1978, is the author of a popular weekly column called "The Word's Worth" in The Moscow Times. Following careers in documentary film and health communication, she currently writes on culture, current events and various aspects of intercultural communication for the Russian and English-language press. Her collection of columns, The Russian Word's Worth, was published in 2010. In addition, she has co-authored a Russian-English dictionary and been the lead or sole writer of four guidebooks to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Russia. She speaks on intercultural relations to Russian and American audiences and conducts master classes in communication and translation.


I Spit On You

Russian Life: July/August 2017
The many ways that spitting has worked its way into the language.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

You Deserve a Break

Russian Life: May/June 2017
A look at the many ways of taking a break, linguistically speaking.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

What Did He Say?

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2017
Donald Trump sounds very different in English and in Russian. We investigate the why, and it's huge!
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

The Year in Words

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2017
A look back at the most popular and/or infamous words and phrases of 2016.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

Tomorrow is Another Day

Russian Life: Nov/Dec 2016
Looking at the linguistic and cultural challenge of reflexives.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

Stumping for Trump, Lynchin' Clinton

Russian Life: Sep/Oct 2016
The electoral season is in full swing in Russia — or rather, the Russian press is in high-gear reporting, commenting, and interpreting the US presidential elections.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

Birds and Bees

Russian Life: July/Aug 2016
Coming to grips with Russian's language of love and sex.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

Watch Your Tongue

Russian Life: May/June 2016
A short primer on some useful and not so acceptable bits of prison jargon.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy

On the Take

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2016
A look at the language of corruption, which would seem a rather useful thing to have in your back pocket.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

The Year in Words

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2016
A look back on the words and phrases that defined the Russian language in 2015.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad