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From Potatoes To Pirogi: A Culinary Tour Of Russia

From Potatoes To Pirogi: A Culinary Tour Of Russia

Russian cuisine is based around all the exciting traditions of this huge country. Here we’ll introduce you to all sorts of typical and delicious Russian dishes.
How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Russian

How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Russian

Roses are красные, violets are синие, our guide to colors in Russian makes learning easier! Find out about all the colors in the радуга (rainbow).
How To Count To 100 In Russian

How To Count To 100 In Russian

Counting in Russian isn’t all that hard. Plus, it’s pretty much the only way to defend yourself against the wrong amount of vodka shots.
How To Text Like A Millennial In 7 Other Languages

How To Text Like A Millennial In 7 Other Languages

Guess what: young people are killing and/or evolving other languages besides English!
How To Write The Date In Russian

How To Write The Date In Russian

Drilling your Russian verbs and vocab? Sooner or later, you’re gonna have to learn how to write the date in Russian, too.
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?
Where Is Cursive Used Around The World?

Where Is Cursive Used Around The World?

Cursive writing may be disappearing from American schools, but it can still be found in many other places around the world.
The Forgotten Yat (And Other Extinct Letters)

The Forgotten Yat (And Other Extinct Letters)

Ever wonder what old alphabets used to look like? Hint: many of them contain letters we no longer use today.
5 Books To Help You Learn Russian

5 Books To Help You Learn Russian

There’s more where the Pushkin and the Doctor Zhivago came from. Here are five Babbel-recommended Russian books for students of every level.
Introducing Dubravka Ugrešić’s ‘American Fictionary’

Introducing Dubravka Ugrešić’s ‘American Fictionary’

For October’s Babbel Book Club pick, we have a series of essays about the United States, Yugoslavia and being caught between worlds.
How To Host The Perfect Russian Dinner Party

How To Host The Perfect Russian Dinner Party

Vodka can’t carry this one alone, so you better come prepared with plenty of hearty Russian food too.
Should You Smile In Other Countries?

Should You Smile In Other Countries?

Your big, doofy American grin might not win you any favors in certain countries.
The 15 Most Common Russian Verbs (And How To Use Them)

The 15 Most Common Russian Verbs (And How To Use Them)

What are the 15 most common verbs in Russian and how are they conjugated? Here’s a handy introduction for beginners!
The Tale Of The Polyglot Pushkin

The Tale Of The Polyglot Pushkin

Pushkin is widely credited as the founder of the modern Russian literary language — but he spoke as many as 15 others.