The fine art of linguistic shortcuts and slang.
How to find the "red price" when haggling for goods and services.
The role of poets in Russia has always stretched beyond the realms of literature. We look at poetry in everyday speech...
There is nothing like the tender, inoffensive insult to patch up strained relations...
Where we examine the linguistic conventions of sparring with one's spouse.
Fallen in the milk lately? Everyone does. Apparently some more than others. Like Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus, for example.
In which columnist Mikhail Ivanov impresses upon his son the importance of reading Gogol, sharing several important Gogolisms along the way.
Forecasting the weather in Russia is a national sport. And a fertile ground for linguistic growth.
The financial crisis offers a pretext to return to a consideration of "despicable metal" and how it is influencing Russian speech.
This issue's Survival Russian column looks at the clean (and less than so) metaphors that arise from soap...
Cell phones have introduced some new and challenging lingo to the Russian lexicon.
Where we consider the role of knees in the Russian language. Very important, just ask Nikita Sergeyevich...
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