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Learn how to meet people today and discuss Cheburashka tomorrow When it comes to learning Russian, people tend to use different techniques. Some prefer to study books and do phonetic drills while others are in favor of more interactive learning with useful and trendy topics. If you find the second approach more attractive, check out […]
How to celebrate Maslenitsa in Russian traditional style? Maslenitsa (Mardi Gras) is one of the most ancient Russian celebrations. It comes from the word масло, “butter”. People bid farewell to winter and welcomed spring. Traditional celebrations lasted for seven days, each of them having its own name and rituals. Today’s Maslenitsa is a simplified version […]
It’s time to learn Russian. How to ask and answer about time. There are a lot of ways how to ask about time in the Russian language and a lot more options to answer this question, but now we are going to observe the most frequent ones! How to ask questions about time Let’s figure […]
Everything you ever wanted to know about the Russian tricolour Welcome to the new edition of Matryoshka’s diary. This week our author Elena will shed some light on the history of the Russian flag as well as the share some contemporary facts related to the Russian tricolour. Introduction The Russian flag is a white, blue […]
Look at the Russian language from a different perspective! Perhaps, everyone around you says that Russian is a horrible and complicated language, which contains a lot of cases, confusing verbs of motion, declension of numbers, but if you look at it from a different perspective you are going to see that there are advantages too. […]
Full immersion into the language environment in Petrozavodsk There is no doubt that the Russian language is quite hard. Many beginners get scared with difficult grammar rules and even phonetics seems to be very deceptive. But don’t give up! There are so many ways to simplify your studying process. The best and the most effective […]
How to deal with the cold Visiting Russia in winter? Many foreigners complain that winters in Russia are too cold. Welcome to Matryoshka’s Diary, where our author Elena will share a few tips to help you deal with the cold. Does it snow in Russia 365 days a year? Of course, not! The weather heavily […]