Michele A. Berdy

Michele 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.


Cheap Toads (January/February 2022)
It's Now or Never (November/December 2021)
Dumb and Dumber (July/August 2021)
Presidential Patty Cakes (May/June 2021)
Dealing with Stress (March/April 2021)
2020 in Words (January/February 2021)
Leap Year Language (November/December 2020)
Setting the Table (September/October 2020)
The Year of the Crown (July/August 2020)
Opening the Floodgates (May/June 2020)
Whatever it is, we're against it (March/April 2020)
Ringing in the Plump New Year (January/February 2020)
Baby, It's Cold Inside (November/December 2019)
Climate Chaos and Fall Colors (September/October 2019)
No, Nicely (July/August 2019)
Spring has (Not) Sprung (May/June 2019)
Funny Little Characters (March/April 2019)
Are You Old-School or New-Format? (January/February 2019)
How Can I Thank You Enough? (November/December 2018)
What's So Funny? (September/October 2018)
Those Lyin' Eyes (July/August 2018)
The Gentle Art of Borrowing (May/June 2018)
Are You Out of Your Mind? (March/April 2018)
Words of the Year (January/February 2018)
Home is Where Your Residence Permit Is (November/December 2017)
Rebooting Conversations (September/October 2017)
I Spit On You (July/August 2017)
You Deserve a Break (May/June 2017)
What Did He Say? (March/April 2017)
The Year in Words (January/February 2017)
Tomorrow is Another Day (November/December 2016)
Stumping for Trump, Lynchin' Clinton (September/October 2016)
Birds and Bees (July/August 2016)
Watch Your Tongue (May/June 2016)
On the Take (March/April 2016)
The Year in Words (January/February 2016)
Email and the Russian Soul (November/December 2015)
Say What? (September/October 2015)
Baby It's Cold Outside (July/August 2015)
A War By Any Other Name (May/June 2015)
Sticks and Stones (March/April 2015)
The Long and Short of It (January/February 2015)
The English Invasion (November/December 2014)
The Doctor is In (September/October 2014)
Leaving City Life Behind (July/August 2014)
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall (September/October 2021)

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