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Verbs Take a Holiday
November 01, 2013

Verbs Take a Holiday

By Mikhail Ivanov

A look at a four verbs that have had their meanings warped in recent years. Useful stuff to know so that you don't inadvertently order a hit when at the restaurant...

Survival Greek
September 01, 2012

Survival Greek

By Mikhail Ivanov

A recent trip to Greece got columnist Mikhail Ivanov thinking about that country's language and its incursions into Russia's mother tongue.

Just Between Us
May 01, 2012

Just Between Us

By Mikhail Ivanov

A consideration of less than politesse descriptions of the other sex - what men say about women and what women say about men, when they are each speaking to those of their own gender...

Uchites 09
November 01, 2010

Uchites 09

By Susanna Nazarova and Evgeny Dengub

The ninth edition of our Uchites language insert, sponsored by Russkiy Mir Foundation, uses the Itinerants art movement to explore the language of art. A recording is also available online.

Uchites 08
September 01, 2010

Uchites 08

By Susanna Nazarova and Evgeny Dengub

The eighth edition of our Uchites language insert, sponsored by Russkiy Mir Foundation, uses the life and poetry of poet Sergei Yesenin to explore word roots, verb aspects, word endings, the prefix/preposition "po", and more. Two recordings are also available online.

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