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 Tidbit of the Day: Дед Мороз-Карачун

So, I’ve decided that I’m just going to share interesting tidbits about Christmas and New Years traditions.  I’ve been gathering lots of interesting information and been asking friends about their childhood memories of Christmas in Soviet times and so on…. Continue Reading →

Lveaving for Lviv

Wow that title is so corny but I love it.  So as you may have read in my most recent post  http://collegerussian.com/2011/04/19/what-ive-been-up-to-lately/ I decided about 8 months back to teach myself Ukrainian and to go to Ukraine to study Ukrainian… Continue Reading →

Slavic Creation Myth: Translated from “Songs of the Bird Gamayun”

Finally, after weeks of searching, reading all different documents in English and in Russian, I’ve managed to come up with another article on Slavic Mythology.  This has been difficult because 1) there is so little information on Slavic Mythology and… Continue Reading →

Etymology and Slavic Mythology

  Slavic Mythology-Every Word Tells a Tale  It’s easy to look at a language and never see the marks of ancient beliefs and systems.  In English we have several words that are derived from ancient pagan beliefs, I’ve listed a few to… Continue Reading →

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