Tag Archives: Russian

The Top 5 Languages of the Future

When thinking about the future, language might not be the first subject that comes to mind for you. But when imagining what the world might look like 10, 20, or even 30 years from now, it is a factor we should probably consider. With shifting political landscapes, and even our environment changing beneath our feet,(…)


English Words that Came From the Russian Revolution

The amount of news stories referring to collusion or collaboration between the United States and Russia as of recent has done its fair share so as to inspire words like ‘disinformation’ and ‘propaganda’, both of which find their origins in Russian interestingly enough. Aside from the vast numbers of Serfs, Jews, and Slavs that fled Russia from(…)


The Post-Election Political Power Shift

The US election is over, and despite there still being the matter of the official electoral college vote of December 19th to make it a (dystopian) reality, it looks as though the world has got itself a new American president. We say the world, because despite the potential horrors American citizens are now facing in(…)


4 Incredible Russian Idioms

A penny for your thoughts? In English we have a ton of different idioms that sound a little ridiculous. The same is true for other languages, especially if you’re approaching them as a language learner.  Listening to native speakers use proverbs and idioms in natural speech can throw you off, like when they say something that(…)


Language Through Idioms: from the Mundane to the Obscure

Idioms are fun! Whether translatable or not, rich in imagery and meaning, idioms are an essential part of our day to day language. Apologies in advance… Let’s not get off on the wrong foot about idioms. As funny and senseless as they might come across, they are not merely just small cogs in large wheels:(…)


Budget-Friendly Places to Stay in St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg is a perfect destination for history lovers, Russian language enthusiasts, and really anyone looking to explore one of the most beautiful cities ever written about. If you’re planning on staying in St. Petersburg but find yourself wanting to keep costs low, check out our list of cheaper places to stay that will let you(…)


The 5 Strangest Foods to Try in Russia

If you’re the kind of globetrotter who loves to try strange and exciting cuisine from around the world, then we salute you! Here are some of our favorite culinary delights from Russia: 1. Kholodets Kholodets takes the concept of jelly we know and love from childhood parties, and brings it down a more challenging route.(…)


10 Important Words and Phrases for Your Trip to Russia!

Many people often think of the ice and snow when they think of Russia, but others could argue you’ll never see a more celebrated spring and summer than in a country with a long winter. Whether you’re heading to Moscow or St. Petersburg, you’ll be happy to note that Russian accents are all roughly the(…)


9 Russian Idioms: Throwing Peas and Milking Chickens

Taking on the task of learning Russian is no easy feat. Not only do you need to get your head around tenses, grammar and the accent, but you need to learn a whole new alphabet too. It’s certainly not one of the easiest languages to learn if your first language is English, but don’t be(…)