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1. Diamond Arm at 50

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.

Tags: film, language
2. Funny Little Characters

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).

Tags: language, animals
3. Love and Parting

A literal English translation of the famous song.

Tags: music, language
4. How Can I Thank You Enough?

To thank (blagodarit) is one of the Russian language's most beautiful words. We go in for a deep dive.

Tags: language, etiquette
5. Home is Where Your Residence Permit Is

A look at the evolving language of real estate in Russia.

Tags: real estate, language
6. The Translator

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.

Tags: poetry, literature, language
7. Three Books and a DVD

In which we review three books and a DVD we like. See the book reviews section for detailed reviews.

Tags: literature, language, ukraine, romanovs
8. Uchites 47

Verbs of Motion 

Tags: language
9. I Spit On You

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

Tags: insults, colloquial, language, russian
10. Bananas, Ballerinas, and Bubble Bath

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. 

Tags: ballet, Duma, language, Ket, soccer, World Cup, Cameroon, Russia
By Alice E.M. Underwood

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