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Words for Online Shopping in Russian

Words for Online Shopping in Russian

Nowadays, thanks to the Internet, a large number of people buy things from the comfort of their homes. Therefore, we have collected some Russian words and useful expressions for online shopping to help our students do the online shopping.

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Description of a House in Russian

Today, in this article, we are going to talk about such an important topic as the description of your house in Russian.  From time to time our foreign students ask us about this topic. So, let’s begin!

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Interview with our guide Janis

We have prepared for you another interview with our guide Janis, who will tell you a little about himself and share some impressions about the time spent with foreign students on various trips and events.

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The First Earth Satellite

The First Earth Satellite

It’s been 60 years since the Soviet Union launched its first artificial satellite into Earth orbit. On October 4th, 1957, the space device which was called PS-1 (Prosteyshiy Sputnik-1 “Elementary Satellite 1”) was launched by a rocket form the Baikonur Cosmodrome.

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Most Common Russian Surnames

People receive their surnames when they are born, they use their surnames in all important documents, in addition, surnames are really significant for any person.  However, people hardly ever think of the origins of their surnames. Therefore, our today’s article will tell you about the origins of the most common Russian surnames.

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10 Russian Habits, Part II

In this article, we will continue telling you about other Russian habits which surprise foreigners who arrive in Russia for the first time. In the second part of the article we are going to discuss 10 weird Russian habits which cause foreigners’ misunderstanding.  

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Russian vodka

Russian vodka

Russian vodka is the most famous and widespread strong alcoholic drink, whose history dates back to the 15th century. However, there is still no definite answer who was the first to prepare this strong, alcoholic and national Russian drink.

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Russian National Cuisine

Russia is a multiethnic country, therefore, here you can taste different and exotic dishes of various ethnic groups living in Russia. However, you can find traditional Russian cuisine wherever you go and in any corner of the country.  Here are 10 dishes of Russian national cuisine.

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System of Education in Russia

Education in Russia is a set of study programs which are compiled in accordance with the regulations on the state standard of education.  However, the system of education in Russia has its special features which we are going to look closer at in this article.  

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Unusual Soviet Names

Unusual Soviet names

In this article, we would like to tell you about the unusual names that were popular during the Soviet Union time. A list of names which boys and girls used to be given became significantly larger after the 1917 Revolution and until the collapse of the Soviet Union. 

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