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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.
If a Russian fox met an American fox, would they get along? If Russian folklore is to be trusted, the answer is a definite нет (no).
A literal English translation of the famous song.
To thank (blagodarit) is one of the Russian language's most beautiful words. We go in for a deep dive.
A look at the evolving language of real estate in Russia.
Galina Sergeyevna Usova is a poet and translator of English prose and poetry. For the last few years, she has been standing outside St. Petersburg’s Polytechnic Institute metro station selling her books.
In which we review three books and a DVD we like. See the book reviews section for detailed reviews.
Verbs of Motion
The many ways that spitting has worked its way into the language.
Blackface and bananas raise racist concerns ahead of soccer match, a linguist links Siberian Ket and Navajo languages, and video bloggers bring bubbles and pets to parliament.
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