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Cheburashka

Cheburashka

Cheburashka is a famous character of a Soviet carton “Cheburashka and Gena the Crocodile”.  Eduard Uspensky, Russian writer, made up Cheburashka in 1966. Later, thanks to the cartoon based on the book, this character became extremely famous in Russia and around the world.

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How to say hello in Russian

The most important thing you need to know in Russian is how to say Hello in Russian, because any greeting immediately makes you sound polite and provides a good first impression of you. There are a lot of greeting words in Russian that are used in different ways depending on the time of the day […]

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How to say "well" in Russian

How to say “well” in Russian

Nowadays, there are a few ways and options for using the word “well” in Russian. This word may be applied to various situations, therefore in this article we are going to tell you how to say “well” in Russian.

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Peer students

“Peer students” – interview with Kristina and Tatyana

In this article, we are going to tell you about “peer students” – students and communication partners who teach Russian to foreigners. Two students of Daugavpils University Kristina and Tatyana who have been working with foreign students for few years are going to share their personal experience.

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Russian Toasts Part II

Russian Toasts Part II

Nowadays, toasting at the festive table has become a tradition and a good habit. Therefore, in this article we will continue to talk about Russian toasts as a tradition of drinking alcohol at any celebration. 

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10 Russian Habits

Foreigners who have visited Russia are most surprised by a large number of everyday habits of Russians. It never occurs to people from other countries to do things which Russian people find absolutely normal to do. Therefore, this article writes about Russian habits which are typical of people in Russia but which can astonish a […]

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Russian toasts

Russian toasts

Today we are going to tell you about Russian toasts that are said when people come together to celebrate a holiday. If you are invited to a Russian party but you don’t know what to say when you sit at a table with Russians, this article will help you a lot!

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Russian Proverbs Part 3

We will continue to tell you about the most popular Russian idioms. The previous parts you can find if you look at our blog.

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Interesting Facts about Russia

In order to better understand Russian people, we publish 10 interesting facts about Russia, its history and modern time, nature, people and their interrelations with surrounding world.

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The interview with Jill Roese

Here is an interview with Jill Roese, philologist and Russian language teacher. We asked her a few questions about her life and how she studied Russian.

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