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February 7, 2014
What the Bleep is Going on in Sochi?
What the Bleep is Going on in Sochi?

Why is it that the Twitter hashtag #sochiproblems has more followers than the Twitter feed for the games? How is it that all we hear from the Western press is negativism, while from the athletes and local observers there are only raves for the fantastic facilities? Why do pictures of double toilets and unfinished hotels continue to flood the inter-tubes? And what idiot gave the order to kill puppies in Sochi?

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Tags: sochi, olympics
Rating: 5.0 stars
February 6, 2014
1980 Olympics: Songs and Cartoons
1980 Olympics: Songs and Cartoons

With the Winter Olympics set to kick off in Sochi tomorrow, we take a look back at the rich cultural legacy of the last Games Russia hosted.

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Tags: russia, soviet union, 1980, olympics, music, cartoons
Rating: Zero stars
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
Rating: Zero stars
February 4, 2014
Our Sports Editor Arrives in Sochi
Our Sports Editor Arrives in Sochi

Sometimes the life of a sports editor is trying: back of the bus treatment, spotty food, rough accommodations. But Sochi, as Russian Life sports editor Mikhail Ivanov reports, is a breath of fresh air for this seasoned sports reporter.

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Tags: olympics, Sochi
Rating: Zero stars
February 3, 2014
7 Russian Dishes for Olympic Viewing
7 Russian Dishes for Olympic Viewing

OK, so you are recovering from the Super Bowl and starting to look ahead to next weekend’s opening of the Sochi games. Which of course means a viewing party, which means food, which means Russian food!

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Tags: food, olympics
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