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Superstitious Russians — 99 percent of my acquaintances — believe that any високосный год (leap year) is an unlucky year. I scoffed until 2020.
The Russian language codifies gender inequality through, among other things, misogynistic proverbs, and far from neutral job titles. What is to be done?
Russian grammar is tough, even for the Russians that make official constitutional-referendum ballots.
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.
In this issue's language learning section, we let a little sunshine in...
A few insights to help you make it through Russian 101, from someone who's got a little experience.
This week's Odder News, we cover everything from mummies to hogs, from cussing to bows and arrows. Oh, and skyscraper jumping...
It’s that time of year: Americans are busy making — and breaking — their New Year’s resolutions. Russians are too smart to put themselves through such torture.
An effective way to accumulate new vocabulary is to learn words and phrases that have the same root.
Every autumn, Russians only have one question: Когда начнётся отопительный сезон!? (When are they going to turn on the heat?)
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