russian word of the day

Russian Word of the Day: Дворняга-mutt

Even though I’m not necessarily much of a dog-lover I have designated this week собачья неделя “Dog week”.  The stray dogs in Moscow are very interesting creatures and the fact that they are allowed to coexist with humans and multiply… Continue Reading →

Russian Word of the Day: Собачий-Dog

You might be thinking, “What on earth does an adjective form of the word dog have to do with anything?”  And when I tell you that this week is going to be dedicated to words associated with dogs, you’re going… Continue Reading →

Russian Phrase of the Day: Поздравляю вас с Новым Годом!

Поздравлять-to congratulate This is how you wish a happy holiday.  You say поздравляю вас (pazdravlyayu vas) then the holiday or occasion in the instrumental. …с Новым Годом  (with the New Year) …c днем рождения (with your birthday) I have spent… Continue Reading →

Russian Tidbit of the Day-The Soviet New Year’s Feast

So today we’ll take more from this awesome little article.  It was a delight to read and it made me so glad that I know Russian.  So let me now share it with you. So, being the foodie that I… Continue Reading →

Russian Tidbit-More of New Year’s Presents in Soviet Times

Reminiscing about Soviet times has kind of become hip now in Russia, maybe because they feel safely removed enough from it now.  One popular TV show is called “Восьмидесятые” “The Eighties” and is kind of a fond and humorous look… Continue Reading →

Russian Word of the Day: Волшебник-Miracle-Worker

I read this post in my Komsomolskaya Pravda feed on Facebook.  So I’ll make it my post for today with a little extra info about where you can reach Дед Мороз to ask for a few miracles of your own…. Continue Reading →

Russian Word of the Day: Посох-staff

So as we’ve been talking about the Russian Santa Claus, Дед Мороз, this week I thought I must point out one item of New Year paraphernilia that Дед Мороз never seems to leave the North Pole without: his посох. As… Continue Reading →

Russian Word of the Day: Мороз-frost

So this week we have been talking about an article I read which you can find here about the origins of Дед Мороз, Dyed Moroz, literally “Grandfather Frost” the Russian version of Santa Claus. Yesterday we talked about an ancient… Continue Reading →

Russian Word of the Day: благодарение-thanksgiving

Today I’ll just share with you a few words of thanksgiving since it’s День благодарения (Thanksgiving Day) in America.  I wrote this post early because I knew on the day of the feast I would be running around like a… Continue Reading →

Russian Word of the Day: Пир-feast

My post today will be about the holiday that I’m getting ready for. We’re hosting our first Thanksgiving tomorrow.  We’re inviting over a group of Iranians for the dinner.  I’m excited because I love to cook.  But I’m pretty busy,… Continue Reading →

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