Some months ago, I lost my iPod in Moscow whilst out there doing festival biz (I'm a Brit by residence). Incredibly, someone found it, the Apple security held, and I got an email from someone telling me they'd be happy to meet up and give it back. As the air fare is higher than the device cost, I thought going postal would be the best option, but I've drawn a blank - most of the delivery companies either want me to pay cash on the Russian side, or expect me to have a corporate account. [more inside]
Are there resources or just tried-and-true methods to improve my Russian reading ability? Difficulty: I know zero Russian. [more inside]
I'm trying to buy a copy of a famous Russian geometry textbook, Kiselev's Geometry (link to a recent English translation), in the original Russian. Any copy of any edition will do; in fact, a used copy would be mildly preferred. However, I speak no Russian whatsoever, so I'm having difficulty figuring out how to go about this, partly because I don't even know what to search for on a Russian-language site! How can I complete my task? [more inside]
It is a little painting on bark. Trying to find out more information about it. But I am being stymied by not really knowing Russian characters while trying to google the writing on it. Pics inside. Thanks! [more inside]
I collect buttons and have acquired a set of Russian buttons. Can anyone help me with translating them? This is an imgur gallery of the buttons. Clicking on an image will zoom in. The numbers are consistent from photo to photo. Thanks for your help!
I will be transiting SVO (Moscow) airport during a round trip from NYC to Bangkok... [more inside]
I am creating an Android app and it would have some attraction to Russians, especially in the West, so I need a small amount of translation done. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend any good all-around Russian-English or Russian-French culinary dictionaries, online or in print? [more inside]
I have several identical Bonds written entirely in ?Cyrillic/Russian and would much appreciate their headings translated for me. (No need for a full translation!) Here is a picture. [more inside]
Do you know any good videos for young children to learn a little Russian? [more inside]
I'm looking for lyrics (in Russian/Cyrillic) to this song. I'm not familiar enough with russian to do more than pick out a few words. I don't want the English lyrics, I would like to figure that part out myself. :) Any help at all would be appreciated.
Song from a Russian film score - lyrics translation wanted. [more inside]
Is there a name for the practice of transliterating between alphabets, but doing substitutions based purely on shape, not sound? e.g., Я becomes R, З becomes 3, И becomes N... [more inside]
How do you phrase a dedication in Russian? [more inside]
There's a "Trimet Respects Civil Rights" notice on all the public transit vehicles in Portland. It's one straightforward paragraph translated into 6 languages. Why is it that in the [what I believe to be] Russian translation, the word "Trimet" only appears once, whereas in the 5 other languages it appears twice? [more inside]
Is there any particularly Russian shout of celebration? Like "hooray!" or "hurrah!", but more Russian?
I spent most of my childhood in Ukraine. I am what you might call a heritage speaker of Russian (and, to a lesser extent, Ukrainian). What can I do with them? [more inside]
I am looking for a classical music piece, or snippet, connoting "toil" or "hardship", and I think it's Russian or at least Eastern European. [more inside]
What's with all the kissing in Dostoyevsky's The Idiot? [more inside]
What was originally in this Russian box?
Vaguely remembered Russian/Soviet spy school in a movie: perfect small town America in the 1950s, everyone going about their business on Main Street. Camera pulls away to reveal that it's a set inside a secret spy-training school. Anyone know the name of the movie? [more inside]
Was there an 80s techno or dance track featuring some spoken Russian with a guy talking about Sputnik? I was guessing M.A.R.R.S' Pump Up the Volume, but none of the mixes I've found match, and my Google skills are failing me.
I'm looking for a guitar tab for the song Zhdat by the Russian band Marakesh, but I cannot navigate the murky Russian internet waters. Help?
Last night during the closing ceremonies of the Vancouver Olympics, the Sochi presentation included classical music conducted from Vancouver. Can anyone recognize the pieces of music they used?
Please help me read The Master and Margarita. [more inside]
Name That Show Used In That Russian Music Video-Filter: I was at a Russian restaurant in L.A yesterday and saw the strangest music video. I got the name of the artist (Something and Federov?) but the video was chopped up clips from what looked like a British TV show. What TV show or movie was being cut up? Details inside. [more inside]
LanguageFilter: How can a native English speaker develop a better sense of grammatical cases? [more inside]
What's wrong with my Russian tortoise? [more inside]
There is a movie about a Russian sub that shows up in a small town in maybe Canada? One of the Russians has a problem with spontaneous combustion and has a fire extinguisher with him, and there's a priest from the small town that's handing the situation. What is the name of this movie!? These are all the details I remember, but I know it exists. IMDB/google has been fruitless so far. Thanks mefi!
Best online Russian translator? [more inside]
Russian-speaking mefites, could you please help me with the lyrics to this Manul (aka Pallas Cat) Song? [more inside]
When I search Google from the Firefox address bar I get Russian results - why and how can I fix it? [more inside]