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1. No, Nicely

If it’s hard to gracefully say “no” in English, how much harder is it in Russian, where dissembling requires linguistic gifts that you might not have yet developed?

Tags: etiquette, russian
2. Spring has (Not) Sprung

In early March, when Moscow is still buried under more than a meter of snow and people are buried under many inches of fur and heavy wool, there is nothing more annoying than Instagram photos of daffodils, forsythia and cherry blossom buds.

Tags: russian, language, weather, spring
3. The Genitive Case, or "If you have no aunt"

In which we use one of the most beloved songs from a classic film to make some points about genitive case. Get singing!

Tags: language, russian, song, film, movie, irony of fate
4. I Spit On You

The many ways that spitting has worked its way into the language.

Tags: insults, colloquial, language, russian
5. A Baker's Dozen of Translation and Language Resources

Whether you are a budding translator of Russian-English texts, are reading Russian literature in the original, or just want to improve your Russian, there are countless resources waiting for you on the internet. Here's our list of the best...

Tags: russian, language
By Paul E. Richardson
6. Constructing a Constitution

Happy birthday, Russian Constitution! Let's take a quick look at where you came from: the political struggles, reform efforts, and occasional street fighting of a newborn country.

Tags: 1993, yeltsin, duma, russia, constitution, russian, referendum
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
7. Boris Grebenshikov, a Founding Father of Soviet Rock

When the music you sing is banned, when the entire genre is identified with the enemy, how do you find the courage to keep singing? Just ask Boris Grebenshikov!

Tags: boris grebenshikov, music, russian music, russia, russian, ussr, soviet union, rock music
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
8. RuNet Tackles History

What does the rating of RuNet’s most popular blogs have to do with history textbooks? Join us on an excursion into conspiracy theories, falsified history, and government ideology – RuNet’s standard fare!

Tags: runet, russia, russian, internet, history, education, mongols
By Eugenia Sokolskaya
9. Happy Translation Day

In honor of International Translation Day (September 30), we demonstrate rather graphically the value of having a good, human translator.

Tags: language, translation, Russian
By Paul E. Richardson
10. 9 Ways to Brush up Your Russian

It's back to school time! Has your college Russian gotten a bit rusty? Looking for some fun, useful, but most important effective ways to brush up on your Russian? The internet is here to help! 

Tags: language, russian
By Paul E. Richardson

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