An explanation of current Russian youth's slang.
Some truly Russian words to toss around when you need a handy insult or diss.
Many English words and phrases have wedged their way into the Russian vernacular, and not all with benign effect. Witness the effect of P.R...
In honor of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, we look at how war language has infiltated the civilian argot.
A look at the language (which at times hardly seems like Russian) which reigns on the RuNet.
A examination of the role of khalyava in Russian speech and life.
Fatalism is widely considered one of the most indispensable of Russian character traits. We look at this trait through the lens of "avos".
An exploration of the language of queueing in Russia. Lines did not disappear with the end of the Soviet regime, so neither did the language of this cultural institution.
I put out 78 rubles for Putinki. Concise Collection of President’s Aphorisms (First Term).
Russian offers a peculiar conundrum when it comes to addressing strangers. We tackle the issue head on.
Ah, the language of love. It is a many-tangled thing. And often you only get one chance to get it right. Be sure to study this column before putting your best foot forward.
An offbeat look at the different ways Russians and Americans think about, and talk about, time.
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Russian-language tour exploring our collection in depth, second Sunday of each month at 1 pm. Free, reservations required
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Recounting a 2008 meeting with activist Alexei Navalny, before he rose to prominence.
It is a common trope that Russians never smile. Which of course is interpreted to mean they are unfriendly, gloomy, sullen – positively Dostoyevskian. This, of course, is a complete misreading of body language and cultural norms.
On the occasion of Pushkin's birthday, we offer a post on the challenge of translating his most famous love lyrics, "Я вас любил," with a bonus look at Innokenty Annensky's "Среди миров."
On this, the occasion of the great writer's 200th birthday, we offer some links to stories we have published about him over the years, as well as some cool videos. Happy reading and viewing!
Why is Georgian food so popular in Russia? Turns out there's more to it than deliciousness.
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