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Mikhail Ivanov

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Mikhail Ivanov Mikhail Ivanov is a former Editor of Russian Life (1995-2003), and is Managing Editor of Tennis Weekend magazine in Moscow and author of one of the magazine's most popular columns, Survival Russian. An expert on Russian and Soviet sport, he contributes sports news to Russian Life. Yet, as a highly qualified journalist, he has written countless articles for the magazine since 1995. The second revised and expanded edition of his book, Survival Russian, is available. It includes 95 Survival Russian columns, 81 of which were written by Ivanov.


Survival Ukrainian

Russian Life: May/June 2014
A look at Ukrainian that Russians should and should not know.
Author: Mikhail Ivanov
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

You Can Leave Your Hat On

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2014
On the many ways shapkas have creeped into the Russian lexicon...
Author: Mikhail Ivanov
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

Assessing the Damage

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2014
Olympic host countries typically garner many more medals than their average take at a games. We look at Russia's prospects and what their victory could "cost" Russia. The story includes a two-page guide to the games, with a schedule of events and maps of the venues.
Author: Mikhail Ivanov

Nostalgia Canaglia

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2014
A somewhat nostalgic look back at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow.
Author: Mikhail Ivanov

Yanukovich Takes a Banya

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2014
The Ukraine-Russia-EU fracas had this columnist thinking about banyas and banya language...
Author: Mikhail Ivanov
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

Verbs Take a Holiday

Russian Life: Nov/Dec 2013
A look at a four verbs that have had their meanings warped in recent years. Useful stuff to know so that you don't inadvertently order a hit when at the restaurant...
Author: Mikhail Ivanov
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad
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Oba-na, Snowden!

Russian Life: Sep/Oct 2013
Edward Snowden's arrival in Russia was a cause of discomfort for its leaders, but it is a great pretext for considering all sorts of linguistic pearls related to spying and whistleblowing.
Author: Mikhail Ivanov
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad
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Prime Diminutives

Russian Life: July/Aug 2013
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said he doesn't mind being called "Dimon." Not very leader-like, says Survival Russian columnist Mikhail Ivanov.
Author: Mikhail Ivanov
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad
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Have Tongue Will Travel

Russian Life: May/June 2013
Not surprisingly, there is a lot one can say about the tongue with, well, the Russian tongue...
Author: Mikhail Ivanov
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad
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Sporting Portyanki

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2013
A look at portyanki, telnyashki and other mysteries of military garb.
Author: Mikhail Ivanov
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad
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