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February 6, 2014
A Baker's Dozen of Translation and Language Resources
A Baker’s Dozen of Invaluable Translation (and Language Learning) Resources

Whether you are a budding translator of Russian-English texts, are reading Russian literature in the original, or just want to improve your Russian, there are countless resources waiting for you on the internet. Here's our list of the best...

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Tags: russian, language
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January 10, 2014
Why Don't Russians Smile?
Why Don't Russians Smile?

It is a common trope that Russians never smile. Which of course is interpreted to mean they are unfriendly, gloomy, sullen – positively Dostoyevskian. This, of course, is a complete misreading of body language and cultural norms.

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Tags: culture, language, communication, humor
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October 10, 2013
Spelling Reform: Who Gets the Credit?
Spelling Reform: Who Gets the Credit?

Soviet sources praise the Bolsheviks for simplifying Russian spelling in 1918. Who was the real author of the spelling reform, and what was the Bolsheviks' actual role in making it work?

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Tags: russia, 1917, 1918, russian language, spelling, reform, lunacharsky, provisional government
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September 30, 2013
Happy Translation Day
Happy Translation Day

In honor of International Translation Day (September 30), we demonstrate rather graphically the value of having a good, human translator.

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Tags: language, translation, Russian
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January 20, 2009
US News & World Report: Learn Russian!
US News and World Report recommends: "Why not get ahead of the geopolitical curve and study Russian?" Read More
Tags: russian, language
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Studying Russian Outside the Capitals

Some reasons to consider studying Russian outside Moscow and St. Petersburg, with a listing of schools and their programs in provincial cities.

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Tags: language, study, provinces
Rating: 4.0 stars