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Watch What You Call That Old Woman
Why are there are more names in Russian for nasty old women than for nasty old men?
Of Men, Galoshes and Horseradish
There are lots of Russian words, nice and not, to describe the older gentlemen in our lives.
All That Glitters is Russian Gold
Lots of things glitter and glimmer with sparkles of gold and silver in Russian. For example - air.
The Language of UnFreedom from the Gulag
An exhibition at the Gulag History Museum and a new dictionary reveal the other reality of the USSR.
Two Hundred More Ways to Get Russian Wrong
Lock or castle, cotton or clapping - it's all a matter of where the stress falls. Russian is very stressful.
Insurrection and Sedition in Russian Translation
Rebellions can be good or bad. Depends on who's rebelling and who or what they are rebelling against.