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You Can Leave Your Hat On

Author: Mikhail Ivanov
Illustrations/Images by Victor Bogorad

Mar/Apr 2014
Survival Russian
Page 25   ( 1 pages)

Summary: On the many ways shapkas have creeped into the Russian lexicon...


In the run-up to January's US and Russia-led talks on Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with two gigantic Idaho potatoes. In return, the Russian delegation offered state department spokesperson Jen Psaki a Russian fur hat with ear-flaps). The exchange set my linguistic gears in motion.

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