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1. Russian Grammar Wars

Tough time learning Russian? It’s not just you. Russians themselves frequently struggle to determine what is “correct.” 

Tags: metro, st. petersburg, grammar, language
2. An Alien's Guide to the Subway

Sometimes a subway is just that. And sometimes it is not. On the perils of inter-lingual travel...

Tags: language, new york, travel
3. Spring has (Not) Sprung

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.

Tags: russian, language, weather, spring
4. The Genitive Case, or "If you have no aunt"

In which we use one of the most beloved songs from a classic film to make some points about genitive case. Get singing!

Tags: language, russian, song, film, movie, irony of fate
5. Diamond Arm at 50

In honor of the anniversary of the film «Бриллиантовая рука» (“Diamond Arm”), this edition of Учитесь looks at some of the famous крылатые фразы (“winged phrases”), or idiomatic expressions that the film gave to the Russian language.

Tags: film, language
6. Funny Little Characters

If a Russian fox met an American fox, would they get along? If Russian folklore is to be trusted, the answer is a definite нет (no).

Tags: language, animals
7. Love and Parting

A literal English translation of the famous song.

Tags: music, language
8. How Can I Thank You Enough?

To thank (blagodarit) is one of the Russian language's most beautiful words. We go in for a deep dive.

Tags: language, etiquette
9. Home is Where Your Residence Permit Is

A look at the evolving language of real estate in Russia.

Tags: real estate, language
10. The Translator

Galina Sergeyevna Usova is a poet and translator of English prose and poetry. For the last few years, she has been standing outside St. Petersburg’s Polytechnic Institute metro station selling her books.

Tags: poetry, literature, language

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