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Lesson 22. The Imperative Mood in Russian

Like in English, verbs in Russian can be used in imperative mood. What is an imperative mood? This is a grammatical mood which is used for commands, requests, inducement to actions, and similar. Please, be quiet! is an example of … Continue reading

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Lesson 21. Possessive Pronouns in Russian

Before today we have only discussed one group of pronouns in Russian – personal pronouns. We went pretty basic. Now it is time to go a little deeper and to cover possessive pronouns. In Russian possessive pronouns correspond to each … Continue reading

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Rich Culture and History of Moscow

The capital of Russia, Moscow, attracts many tourists for its historical and cultural diversities. This biggest city in Russia is popular for its magnificent buildings, museums, lakes, festivals, and much more. It’s one of the hottest destinations which you can … Continue reading

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Lesson 20. Verbal Aspects in Russian Language

Today we are going to talk about a very important and a very complex topic in Russian grammar – verbal aspect. While it is not an entirely new concept for English language, in English verbal aspects are expressed by a … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Classical Ballet in Russia

Ballet and Opera ‑ two of the finest and most enduring contributions of Europe to the world of classical music and dance. And if you wish to enjoy the art forms at their classical best, then there is no other … Continue reading

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Lesson 19. Small Talk: Family and Constructions with Genitive

Today we are going to discuss family in Russian. Family is a big part in everyone’s life and without any doubt this topic comes up in conversations every so often. Your new acquaintances will be curious to know about you … Continue reading

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Lesson 18. Small Talk: Where are you from?

The last few lessons discussed important matters of Russian grammar. Today we are going to apply everything we have learned so far and will try to strike a conversation. We already know how to properly introduce yourself, and now we … Continue reading

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The Top 5 Destinations You Should Visit While in Russia

The country of Russia is filled with incredible artistic and cultural energy.  While the country is still developing as a travel destination, there are still, many places to visit, enjoy and get lost in.  For travelers, the best places to … Continue reading

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Lesson 17. Future Tense in Russian

Last time we talked about Past Tense in Russian, today we are going to discuss the Future Tense. As you probably have already noticed, Russian system of tenses is a lot less complex than that of English. Similarly, Future Tense … Continue reading

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Russia as Travel Destination

If you’re looking for adventure, history and entertainment, Russia is definitely the place to be! Overview of Russian History Did you know Osteologists discovered one of the first modern human bones in Russia, dating back to 35,000 years ago? Russia … Continue reading

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