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Cursing Abroad: Russian Insults To Round Out Your Studies

Cursing Abroad: Russian Insults To Round Out Your Studies

If you like your Russian with a bit of spice, keep reading.
A Cultural History Of Borscht

A Cultural History Of Borscht

What’s in a magenta-colored bowl of beet soup? As it turns out, a lot.
How To Talk About Animals In Russian

How To Talk About Animals In Russian

You may know about Russian bears, but do you know how to say bears in Russian?
The 7 Best Films For Learning Russian

The 7 Best Films For Learning Russian

Here are seven amazing Russian movies to watch that you will enjoy at a beginner or intermediate Russian level.
How To Talk About Transportation In Russian

How To Talk About Transportation In Russian

Whether you’re traveling across the country on the Trans-Siberian Express or just looking for local directions, you’ll need this Russian travel vocab.
Bilingual Jobs: How Singers Use Language To Make Music Global

Bilingual Jobs: How Singers Use Language To Make Music Global

We speak with two musicians: one who sings in more than one language, and one who’s studying languages to connect with her fans.
Why Does The Slav Squat?

Why Does The Slav Squat?

Do people squat differently in certain parts of the world? More importantly: has Western culture rendered our calf muscles weak and ineffectual?
5 TV Shows You Can Stream To Help You Learn Russian

5 TV Shows You Can Stream To Help You Learn Russian

Despite their names, neither Russian Doll nor Chernobyl are actually in Russian, so here’s a guide to shows that you can actually learn with.
Quiz: Do You Know The Days Of The Week In Russian?

Quiz: Do You Know The Days Of The Week In Russian?

How well do you know your Russian weekdays? Take this quiz to test your knowledge!
5 Facts About HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ And The Languages Of The Soviet Union

5 Facts About HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ And The Languages Of The Soviet Union

Why do the actors in HBO’s miniseries speak with British accents? Was the native language of Chernobyl Russian? Let’s dive into the language and culture questions of this popular show.
A Simple Guide To The Complex Topic Of Gender-Neutral Pronouns

A Simple Guide To The Complex Topic Of Gender-Neutral Pronouns

The singular “they” is now recognized by leading dictionaries and style guides in English. What about in other languages?
What Languages Are Spoken In Antarctica?

What Languages Are Spoken In Antarctica?

Yes, there are languages spoken in Antarctica. While there’s no official census, we can make an educated guess as to which ones.