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The Word's Wort‪h‬ The Moscow Times

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Get to know Russia from the inside out, with podcasts on Russian language, culture and the latest news.

    Watch What You Call That Old Woman

    Watch What You Call That Old Woman

    Why are there are more names in Russian for nasty old women than for nasty old men?

    • 11 min
    Of Men, Galoshes and Horseradish

    Of Men, Galoshes and Horseradish

    There are lots of Russian words, nice and not, to describe the older gentlemen in our lives.

    • 9 min
    All That Glitters is Russian Gold

    All That Glitters is Russian Gold

    Lots of things glitter and glimmer with sparkles of gold and silver in Russian. For example - air.

    • 11 min
    The Language of UnFreedom from the Gulag

    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.

    • 9 min
    Two Hundred More Ways to Get Russian Wrong

    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.

    • 11 min
    Insurrection and Sedition in Russian Translation

    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.

    • 11 min

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