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Tame the Beast! 5 Calming Ways to Learn Russian Cursive


Its entrancing beauty is undeniable.

It will lure you in for a closer look.

But once you’re there, it might just reach up, grab you and make you beg for mercy.

Yes, Russian cursive is beautiful but deadly.

While it’s …

Russian Movies with Russian Subtitles: 5 Learning Hotspots


You like your tea served from a proper samovar.

You enjoy your blinis with a high-end caviar.

You prefer your sauna experience with a shot of vodka and a good birch branch thrashing. (Bruises? Who minds those?)

And when you …

Russian Food Vocabulary: 70 Words to Satisfy Your Hanger


Hunger can make you do crazy things.

It can make you hangrily yell at your friends.

It can make you eat foods that you know are digestively dangerous.

It can even make you purposefully speed in front of a cop …

5 Chatty English-Russian Dictionaries Chock-full of Language


Their words stick with you forever.

They always have the right answer.

They pick you up and motivate you when you’re feeling down.

No, we’re not talking about your best friend.

Well, not your best human friend, anyway.

We’re talking …

Russian YouTube for Beginners: A Video Learning Guide


Have you ever tried to run wearing only one shoe?

What about driving with a flat tire?

If so, you know what it’s like to try to deal with something that’s imbalanced or uneven.

The same thing can happen to …

“To Be…” 39 Russian Verbs to Learn for an Existential Crisis


“To be, or not to be…”

When you hear those words, you may automatically picture a man casually holding a human skull.

But if you’re preparing for your next major existential crisis, there’s something you need even more than …

7 Beautiful Bilingual Books You Can Enjoy in Russian and English


Иногда вы хотите читать по-русски.
Sometimes you want to read in Russian.

Иногда вы хотите читать по-английски.
Sometimes you want to read in English.

When you want to read in both Russian and English, though, there’s a great option: bilingual