Russian

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.
Top Russian-Speaking Countries To Visit That Aren’t Russia

Top Russian-Speaking Countries To Visit That Aren’t Russia

You don’t have to go to Moscow to practice your Russian in a photo-worthy setting.
9 Tips For Making The Most Of The Trans-Siberian Railway

9 Tips For Making The Most Of The Trans-Siberian Railway

For generations, train enthusiasts and Russia lovers have adventured the Trans-Siberian Railway. Here’s a useful list to help you prepare for this journey!
How To Talk About The Weather In Russian

How To Talk About The Weather In Russian

Whether you’re checking the forecast for Moscow or need to make small talk with a Russian, here’s a guide to Russian weather vocab to get you started!
How To Be Passive-Aggressive In Other Languages

How To Be Passive-Aggressive In Other Languages

It’s nothing. No, really. It’s fine.
How Hard Is It To Learn Russian?

How Hard Is It To Learn Russian?

Have you always wanted to read untranslated versions of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy? Or are you just looking to add another alphabet to your repertoire? Whatever your motivations may be, here’s the lowdown on how hard it is to learn Russian.
All In The Language Family: The Slavic Languages

All In The Language Family: The Slavic Languages

Which are the Slavic languages, and how did they evolve into what they are today?
Quiz: Do You Know The Colors In Russian?

Quiz: Do You Know The Colors In Russian?

Think you know all the Russian colors in the радуга (rainbow)? Take our Russian colors quiz to see how your knowledge stacks up.
What Are The Most-Used Languages On The Internet?

What Are The Most-Used Languages On The Internet?

The internet is not a physical place, but its population can tell us about the real world. Looking at languages on the internet reveals an odd inequality.