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The Trailblazer’s Guide to Asking for Directions in Russian

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I am not lost! I know exactly where I am!

Each one of us these days can make this statement fairly confidently, regardless of how far away from the beaten path we may find ourselves.

After all, we all carry …

Body Parts in Russian from the Crown of the Head to the Heels

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“Head, shoulders, knees and toes, knees and toes…”

It’s probably safe to assume you’re familiar with this classic¬†children’s song.

And it’s no wonder! It’s been around for nearly 70 years and can be heard in preschools all over …

How to Say No in Russian: 14 Phrases to Decline in Style

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Imagine you are invited for dinner at a friend’s house.

Everything is incredibly tasty, and your gracious host is asking you whether you would like another helping of her famous borscht.

Nothing would make her happier than hearing you …