In this issue we look at the shape of things Russian.
An effective way to accumulate new vocabulary is to learn words and phrases that have the same root.
A favorite evening cartoon is the basis for this issue's language column.
In this issue's language learning page, we consider Russian songs about trees.
Russians have a sense of time that can often leave foreigners puzzling. So we decided to look at some colloquial expressions about time.
In which we use one of the most beloved songs from a classic film to make some points about genitive case. Get singing!
In honor of the anniversary of the film «Бриллиантовая рука» (“Diamond Arm”), this edition of Учитесь looks at some of the famous крылатые фразы (“winged phrases”), or idiomatic expressions that the film gave to the Russian language.
In this issue’s Uchites, we look at a popular song by the poet Bulat Okudzhava and the composer Isaac Schwartz. It is about love and separation.
The writer Eduard Uspensky passed away recently. In this language section, we look back at one of his contributions to Russian literature and folklore.
In this issue’s Uchites, we look at common Russian idioms and the challenges of translating them into English.
This issue's Uchites looks at some familiar proverbs and helps you learn them by matching them up to rough equivalents in English.
A popular song about paintings helps language learners pick up some artistic vocabulary.
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An exhibition of photographs by Alain de Lotbinière. The 26 images were taken during the course of several trips to Northern Macedonia, Serbia, and Russia, as well as during visits to sites in Turkey and Egypt.
Russian-speaking guides conduct tours of the museum's highlights every Monday at 11 am.
Russian-language tour exploring our collection in depth, second Sunday of each month at 1 pm. Free, reservations required
The joint work of the well-known Moscow-born American artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, who worked together from 1972 to 2003.
What do radio, television, the periodic table, and helicopters have in common? Russians were involved in developing all of them – and more!
Siberian sable fur was once Russia's biggest luxury export, but now we can't get enough of Instagram star Umora, the sable inspiring Russians to never look at fur coats again.
America is a land built by immigrants. We researched famous Americans with Russian roots and offer this compilation.
A look at how the Jesuits, Pope Francis, and Georgetown University all share an interesting connection to Russia.
Peace! Land! Bread! This was the battle cry of the 1917 October Revolution (old calendar) that changed the history of Russia and indeed the entire world. Since the time of Ivan the Terrible, the tsars concentrated on centralization of their power and control. The most common way of doing this was to take power away from the nobility, appeasing them by giving them dominion over their land and workers. This soon developed into the oppressive, slave-style condition known as serfdom.
On this, the occasion of the great writer's 200th birthday, we offer some links to stories we have published about him over the years, as well as some cool videos. Happy reading and viewing!
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