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How Foreigners Perceive Russia

If you ask me to tell you something about Russia, I’ll hardly be able to say many things (except that winter is coming). I don’t travel...
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Oct 21, 2019 01:55
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The First Snow

It’s been snowing here since noon. Envy! It’s the first snow in this winter (I said, winter’s coming) I looked through the window just n...
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Oct 19, 2019 00:45
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An Autumn Day on the Ob-river’s Bank

It’s late Autumn There are last warm days here. I don’t believe that in a few days it will rain and then snow. Please, don’t say, “Oh, I ...
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Oct 15, 2019 01:26
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A Religious Experience

I didn’t get any religious education during my boyhood. In fact, I got antireligious education at school. However, I was baptized and my ...
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Oct 12, 2019 22:36
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Joanna in Wonderland. Blast from the Past

When I was a teenager I listened to Russian rock. I never heard music like Shaynsky or Kobzon. I wasn’t interested in bard music and hate...
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Oct 1, 2019 01:00
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Fly over Paris. An Old Idiom

There is a Russian idiom. Maybe, there was one – I haven’t heard it recently. Okay, there was a Russian idiom «пролететь как фанера над...
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Sep 29, 2019 19:59
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Verb+ing or infinitive. Which is correct?

As I know, English speakers use the expression “go verb+ing” for a number of activities, especially for sports. So, I went swimming to t...
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Sep 28, 2019 21:27
Vladimir

Happiness and Gratitude

Some days ago, I was advised to watch a video from a Russian anchorperson (телеведущая) July Menshova (Юлия Меньшова). (It seems she has ...
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Sep 27, 2019 00:13
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Lemonland

Lemonland is a worriless country… The “Lemonland(Страна Лимония)” is an old song. Reading an entry of a friend of mine I remembered a R...
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Sep 12, 2019 01:10
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A Bloody Incident in Novosibirsk

September, 5, Thursday, I was going home. I had overtime and left work at 7 PM. Coworker of mine gave me a lift to Kalinin Square where...
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Sep 7, 2019 00:43
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A Joky Song

There is a Russian bard Leonid Sergeev https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Сергеев,_Леонид_Александрович_(бард) They said he likes composing ...
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Sep 1, 2019 01:34
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The God Look

I watched a scene five years ago. I was in a summer camping in mountains. There were many families with little children. I was walking ...
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Aug 29, 2019 00:44
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Propaganda of Dangerous Behavior

First of all, the title is a joke. It struck me as funny to turn things upside down. Although, if we look on thing from the point of vi...
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Aug 22, 2019 01:01
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A Goon

“…What a goon!”, a girl, a seller in a shoes store where I came in, scorched me her eyes. She was loudly talking with her female coworker...
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Aug 18, 2019 18:05
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Aldar-Kohse the Kazakh Robin Good

Aldar-Kohse (Алдар-Косе) is the one of favorite characters of Kazakh folklore. He was (in actually he never was) a son of a poor herdsm...
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Aug 16, 2019 22:39
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A Grouchy Fisher

I Heard a conversation when I was a boy. Two men were chatting about a man who had not easy temper. That (the third) man had caught some ...
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Aug 5, 2019 22:48
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A Strange Story

I can remember a book I had when I was a boy. Several pages of the book were scrawled with colored pencils. I think, a little baby did th...
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Jul 31, 2019 00:54 book
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A Fern Flower

Slavic people have a legend of the fern flower. They said that the fern blossoms the one day a year. It blossoms at the midnight of Iva...
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Jul 24, 2019 00:18
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A Lilac Blossom

You know how a lilac blossom looks like, don’t you? It usually has four petals. But sometimes it has five. When I was a boy, I used to be...
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Jul 22, 2019 23:57
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A Word about Buckwheat

I’ve read that in German and English the name of buckwheat connected with a tree. Its Russian (Slavish) name connected with Greece, but i...
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Jul 16, 2019 02:02