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Mastering Russian Vowels: All the Rules You Need to Know


“The Pirates’ Code is more what you’d call guidelines than actual rules.”

If you’re a fan of the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie series, you may recall this memorable quote spoken by Davy Jones, the feared captain …

How to Speak Russian Like a Native Speaker… or a Spy!


Still reluctant to start learning to speak Russian?

Even though you really need to?

Maybe you have a trip to Russia or a Russian-speaking country coming up, or a business meeting with a Russian investor.

Or maybe you’re just planning …

Easy! Learn to Write Russian in 7 Baby Steps


When was the last time you learned a new skill?

When we are younger, we perfect new skills all the time.

Walking, riding a bicycle, tying our shoelaces.

The learning process seems endless in our earlier years.

As we get …

Get a Job, Travel, Fall in Love! 5 Reasons Why You Should Learn Russian


Who doesn’t love crossing a task off a long to-do list?

It’s always important to have goals, as completing them makes us feel accomplished and can even release the feel-good chemical dopamine in our brains!

If you’re an aspiring …

Legit Russian Literacy: 8 Easy Steps to Learn How to Read Russian


The wisdom of Dr. Seuss never gets old.

“The more you read, the more things you know.”

“The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Surely, he was referring to learning to read in Russian when he wrote …

Putting the Russian Alphabet in Focus: Everything You Need to Learn It Right Now!


You’re 33 letters away from the journey of a lifetime.

That’s all it takes to start down the road to learning Russian.

Sure, that might be a few more letters than the alphabet you’re used to, but the Russian alphabet …

How to Learn the Cyrillic Alphabet in 4 Divine Steps


Time for a pop quiz!

What’s based on Greek, originated with a couple of monks and is used by more than 250 million people worldwide?

No, it’s not vodka. (But good guess!)

It’s the Cyrillic alphabet!

For the most …