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No, Nicely
July 01, 2019

No, Nicely

By Michelle A. Berdy

If it’s hard to gracefully say “no” in English, how much harder is it in Russian, where dissembling requires linguistic gifts that you might not have yet developed?

Spring has (Not) Sprung
May 01, 2019

Spring has (Not) Sprung

By Michelle A. Berdy

In early March, when Moscow is still buried under more than a meter of snow and people are buried under many inches of fur and heavy wool, there is nothing more annoying than Instagram photos of daffodils, forsythia and cherry blossom buds.

The May Holidays
May 01, 2019

The May Holidays

By Tamara Eidelman

In early May, everyone is feeling exhausted after a long, vitamin-deprived winter: schoolchildren are dragging themselves to the June 1 school-year finish line, and their parents are just starting to recover from the cold, dark winter. That’s when the holidays hit.

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