Russian Song of the Day: Мне нравится

One of my favorite types of Russian song is when they put famous poems to music.  This is one area that I feel English music is lacking.  Why has no one done this in English to the great poems of… 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 Tidbit of the Day: New Year’s Presents in Soviet Times

So after reading yesterday’s article about what kinds of things kids are asking Dyed Moroz for these days I began to wonder what kids during Soviet times asked for.  Were their expectations just as high? And how on earth did… Continue Reading →

Russian Word of the Day: Болтать-to chit chat, blab

This week’s words are based on old плакаты.  Today’s posters will take us back so good ole Cold War times and fears of espionage and treason! I can’t tell you how many times I have been accused of being a… Continue Reading →

Russian Word of the Day:Соска-nipple

This week our words will come from various плакаты (posters).  You can find these posters at plakaty.ru.  I love to begin my classes by showing my students a poster and discussing the grammar/vocabulary and the part of history or culture… Continue Reading →

Russian Word of the Day:Долой-down with

This week’s words come from old плакаты, plakaty, which are kind of like propaganda posters. I love these.  Not only are they aesthetically pleasing/interesting they are a great time capsule of a moments and ideals in Russian/Soviet history. And now… Continue Reading →

The Joy of Motherhood; Soviet propaganda and some of my own

I was so impressed to see how many people have continued to visit my site and comment.  As you can see it’s been almost a year since I last wrote, but I promise I have a good excuse.  2 good… Continue Reading →

The Limits of Liberation; The ideals and realities of early Soviet family policy

Soviet ideas of women’s liberation were progressive and bold for their time. Soviet women were working side by side with men when American women were still fighting for the right to vote. The declarations of women’s equality with men were… Continue Reading →

The ‘Sex Question’ Glass Floweth O’er: The Bolsheviks’ Insatiable Thirst For Answers

Everyone Loves a Movement Living in the United States these days you might have noticed an obsession with all things ‘green’.  What once might have been Irish pride has turned into a ‘movement’ towards ‘environmentally friendly living’.  This movement has… Continue Reading →

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