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10 Diverse Countries that Speak Russian: A Grand Tour of the Russophone World

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Spanish students may talk up how their language of choice is spoken all over the Western Hemisphere.

French students might be proud that they can communicate with people throughout Europe, Canada and much of Africa.

But Russian students have their …

Russian Dialects Made Easy: The Differences, the Locations and More

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Several years ago, I moved from the United States to Australia.

When I met my now-husband who’s a born and bred Aussie, I quickly learned that the differences between American English and Australian English can feel like night and day …

Say That 3 Times, Fast: Russian Tongue Twisters to Improve Your Pronunciation


Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.

If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,

Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

Say that three times fast!

Even …

Russian Listening Practice: 14 Audio Resources for Mastering Russian


The famous saying tells us that if there’s “no pain,” there’s “no gain.”

But sometimes it feels like there’s more pain than gain when it comes to learning Russian.

Do you want to learn Russian, but aren’t thrilled with having …

Temper Tantrums Allowed! Learn Beginner Russian Like a Kid


Don’t you envy kids?

They get to sleep in the middle of the day, get their meals served to them and get to play all the time.

Who wouldn’t want those luxuries?

Plus, so many things come easily to …

Before “War and Peace”: 4 Strategies to Learn Russian Reading from Page One


If you know how to do it, you do it every day.

Usually without even thinking about it.

In fact, you’re doing it right now.

What are we talking about? Reading, of course.

Reading isn’t just an important part of …

8 ​Actionable Steps to Learn Russian Pronunciation Correctly


Have you ever watched a film with a dastardly Russian villain in it?

Then you’ve noticed their strong Russian accents.

Sidenote: Why is it that Russians are mostly cast as villains in American movies?

We think it just may be …