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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.
4 Russian Words That Don’t Mean What You Think They Do

4 Russian Words That Don’t Mean What You Think They Do

These aren’t your typical loan words. Here are a few words and phrases inspired by foreign languages (but with totally different meanings in Russian).
How Babbel Gets You Speaking Russian This Summer In 4 Simple Steps

How Babbel Gets You Speaking Russian This Summer In 4 Simple Steps

Traveling to Russia this summer for soccer festivities? Babbel is releasing new lessons to help you learn Russian for your trip!
10 Reasons Why You Should Be Learning Russian

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Learning Russian

Yes, Russia is a top travel and sports destination, and it’s the most spoken language in Europe, but why should you be learning Russian today?
How To Say Hello In Russian

How To Say Hello In Russian

How do you greet someone in Russia? Learn the most useful Russian greetings for any situation — whether you’re addressing someone formally, informally, or on the other side of the country!
I Used Babbel To Brush Up On My Native Language

I Used Babbel To Brush Up On My Native Language

Russian is technically my first language, but you wouldn’t know it from listening to me speak. I used Babbel to jog my memory before my first trip to the motherland.
How To Address People In Russian

How To Address People In Russian

When do you say Вы (“Vy” – formal “you”) versus ты (“ty” – informal “you”) and what’s the deal with the patronymic? A Russian native speaker explains.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Russian?

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Russian?

How knowledgeable are you about the Russian language? Answer these trivia questions to find out.
True Or False: Can You Separate Fact From Fiction When It Comes To Russia?

True Or False: Can You Separate Fact From Fiction When It Comes To Russia?

Untrue stereotype, or little-known fact? See if you can guess correctly when it comes to these five little factoids about Russia.
Which Countries Speak The Least English?

Which Countries Speak The Least English?

Are you an ambitious language learner who wants to travel to places where you won’t be able to use English as a crutch? Take note.
If You Speak Russian, Can You Understand Ukrainian?

If You Speak Russian, Can You Understand Ukrainian?

How Similar Are Russian And Ukrainian? If I put hundreds of hours into learning Russian, will it pay off in other Slavic languages like Ukrainian? Please?