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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.
In this issue’s Uchites, we look at Vladimir Vysotsky and read one of his poems.
In this issue, Uchites looks at the Russian custom of affixing people with three different names.
Donald Trump sounds very different in English and in Russian. We investigate the why, and it's huge!
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...
It is a common trope that Russians never smile. Which of course is interpreted to mean they are unfriendly, gloomy, sullen – positively Dostoyevskian. This, of course, is a complete misreading of body language and cultural norms.
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