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Name this book, difficulty level: German translated into Russian.

For a coworker: I'm trying to track down a translated YA novel my co-worker remembered reading as a child in Russia. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Nov 14, 2014 - 7 answers

In Russia, Travel somethings You!

We're thinking of travelling to Tula for our honeymoon. How hard is it to travel in Russia these days, if you're not going to a usual travel destination? [more inside]
posted by small_ruminant on Feb 23, 2013 - 3 answers

In Soviet Russia, Cucumber Eats YOU!

In Soviet Russia, Cucumber Eats YOU!: okay, I can't believe I'm using a question on this, but I've been driven mad by it for years: my dad claims that Russians eat cucumbers in a certain distinctly Russian manner, and that Yul Brynner once ate one that way in a film. Do they? Did he? [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Dec 6, 2012 - 15 answers

What should I bring back from Russia?

I am visiting Russia in June - Moscow, St Petersburg and Magadan. What should I buy while I'm there? Which food items, clothing, booze or um anything-at-all are wonderful, affordable and hard to find elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by Marquis on Apr 30, 2012 - 12 answers

In Soviet Russia, language learns you.

What is the best russian language school for english speakers in St. Petersburg? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Jan 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Kissing an Idiot

What's with all the kissing in Dostoyevsky's The Idiot? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour on Jul 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Are these Russian decongestants?

What was originally in this Russian box?
posted by cropshy on Jul 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Let's say I'm a Russian student in my mid-twenties.

Let's say I'm a Russian student in my mid-twenties. [more inside]
posted by klue on Aug 28, 2009 - 14 answers

An optimistic novel for an indoctrinated nihilist?

What is a classic, perhaps philosophical, novel about individual freedom to choose? So that no matter how desperate the situation you find yourself in, you always have choices about what to do, how to feel and how to think about your situation. [more inside]
posted by zaebiz on Mar 10, 2009 - 23 answers

Russian brides via the internet - do they work?

I have a friend whose friends are Russian brides who got married via an internet site. I'm wondering how long these types of marriages tend to last and what they are like. Are there any blogs or research about experiences of these kinds of relationships?
posted by vizsla on Jan 13, 2009 - 19 answers

Looking for quotes

Anyone speak Russian? I'm looking for any inspiring Russian (English too) quotes that will make my crush feel good. [more inside]
posted by Student of Man on Sep 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Green polka dot chicken pox cure!

Help me figure out what was the green stuff, "zelionka," that was used on me as a kid when I had the Chicken Pox in Russia! [more inside]
posted by KateHasQuestions on Jul 24, 2008 - 8 answers

Cramming Russian on the Trans-Siberian

I'll be taking the Trans-Siberian from Beijing to Moscow, leaving next Saturday. I'd like to spend my five days on the train doing a cram course and learning as much basic Russian as I can. I already know the alphabet, and some very basic phrases (ie. "where is the metro?"). Are there any good online courses I can print out and take with me? [more inside]
posted by pcameron on Jul 7, 2008 - 2 answers

Everyone knows the monkey, but the monkey knows no one.

Proverb origins? Everyone knows the monkey, but the monkey knows no one. [more inside]
posted by Anything on Nov 3, 2007 - 6 answers

Please help me re-learn Russian!

I need to review Russian badly (up to the speaking/writing/listening level of a minor in Russian). I have a semester (two is doable but pushing it) to devote to this. I need some kind of structured process to go about this--while I have textbooks and some materials from years ago it's not enough. Does anyone have any suggestions for other good tutorials? Syllabi? Quick-review websites?
posted by schroedinger on Sep 6, 2007 - 9 answers

Who were these masked kids?

Can you provide context for a gas masked army of children? [more inside]
posted by zamboni on Jun 29, 2007 - 16 answers

Kvas recipe?

Does anyone know a good (but fairly simple) recipe for Kvas, the delicious Russian soft drink made from bread? I tried some the other day and I'm addicted. I'm drinking gallons of it.
posted by vizsla on Jun 11, 2007 - 11 answers

Is it common for US Americans to incorrectly assume that Russian is only spoken in Russia

Is it common for Americans to incorrectly assume that Russian is only spoken in Russia but forget that it is also a common language in the former Soviet states? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Oct 18, 2006 - 37 answers

reading in Russian

What should I read in Russian and where can I get it? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Jul 15, 2006 - 11 answers

Can you read a Russian word for me?

PYCCKO! To my Russian friends! What does this pin say, and what does it mean? [more inside]
posted by joelf on Jun 13, 2006 - 9 answers

Team Russia Olympic wear

I adore the white and red jackets Team Russia has been wearing at the Olympics, how could I get one for me? [more inside]
posted by nelleish on Feb 24, 2006 - 8 answers

Russian in Russia

I would like to spend an academic year studying Russian in Russia. [more inside]
posted by speranza on Oct 19, 2005 - 5 answers

"If you don't live, you won't have to die" Russian song identification

Can anyone help identify a Russian song of which I have only a very hazy drunken recollection? [more...] [more inside]
posted by gravelshoes on Aug 25, 2004 - 6 answers

Russian magazines available still?

Anyone ever hear of < ctacb>> Magazine? This was publisher Stas Namin's eponymous magazine on Russian life and culture; a gorgeous monthly (printed in Russian) that I used to get through the local Barnes & Noble. They suddenly dropped it with no explanation. I'm curious: did it go out of business? Is there any other US outlets? I'd love to subscribe. [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Jul 18, 2004 - 5 answers

Russian ballet companies in England

Performances by Russian ballet companies in England? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by sueinnyc on Mar 20, 2004 - 2 answers

Name This Singer

A few years ago someone gave me a tape of a gravelly voiced Russian folk singer who sounds a lot like Tom Waits. I believe he's fairly well known. Does anyone know who it might be? [more inside]
posted by mert on Mar 7, 2004 - 6 answers

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