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1. 2020 in Words

2020 will surely go down in Russian history as one of the most word-productive years since the changes of 1917 and 1992.

Tags: language
2. Cussing Stats

New research uncovers Russians' attitudes towards swearing.

Tags: social issues, study, statistics, language
3. Good English

Russia came in 41st in an annual ranking of countries by English proficiency.

Tags: education, Internet, statistics, language
4. Leap Year Language

Superstitious Russians — 99 percent of my acquaintances — believe that any високосный год (leap year) is an unlucky year. I scoffed until 2020.

Tags: language, calendar
5. Feminist Titles

The Russian language codifies gender inequality through, among other things, misogynistic proverbs, and far from neutral job titles. What is to be done?

Tags: work, language, feminism, women
6. Russian Grammar Strikes Again

Russian grammar is tough, even for the Russians that make official constitutional-referendum ballots.

Tags: politics, elections, humor, language, russian language
7. The Year of the Crown

As the коронавирусная пандемия (the coronavirus pandemic) still affects just about every aspect of our lives, it has, of course, been changing the way we speak.

Tags: coronavirus, language, health care, health
8. "Пусть всегда будет солнце!"

In this issue's language learning section, we let a little sunshine in...

Tags: language, weather
9. Reflecting on Russian: Tips from a Seven-Year Veteran

A few insights to help you make it through Russian 101, from someone who's got a little experience.

Tags: school, education, language, russian language, russian
10. Of pigs and cussing and parachutes

This week's Odder News, we cover everything from mummies to hogs, from cussing to bows and arrows. Oh, and skyscraper jumping...

Tags: st. petersburg, Vladivostok, Krasnoyarsk, animals, language

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