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11. 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
12. 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
13. 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
14. 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
15. "Пусть всегда будет солнце!"

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

Tags: language, weather
16. 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
17. 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
18. Ringing in the Plump New Year

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.

Tags: language, health
19. Как снег на голову!

An effective way to accumulate new vocabulary is to learn words and phrases that have the same root.

Tags: language, weather, snow
20. Baby, It's Cold Inside

Every autumn, Russians only have one question: Когда начнётся отопительный сезон!? (When are they going to turn on the heat?)

Tags: language, winter, weather

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