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2 September 2014


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February 13, 2014
Because Curling is Not Funny Enough!
Because Curling is Not Funny Enough! #SochiFunny

Life without humor is dull. And that is even true when it comes to sports. Here at the Olympics, one cannot be exclusively focused on “ochki, goly, sekundy” (points, goals,seconds). So, time to look at the lighter side of things in Sochi.

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Tags: sports, olympics, medvedev, obama
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February 9, 2014
Take Plenty of Vitamin D to Sochi
Take Plenty of Vitamin D to Sochi

So you, dear readers, think that the Olympics is all about sports? Nay! It is of course all about the souvenirs! And about how a miserly correspondent is supposed to buy them in sufficient quantity for the many friends and family left behind on the "mainland" while he is "roughing it" in Sochi...

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Tags: olympics, sochi, Putin
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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
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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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