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Learn Russian | Start with the Russian Alphabet

If you decided to learn Russian language, the alphabet seen as the first and unavoidable step in learning language. Knowing the alphabet, even better to say knowing the sounds that the letters correspond to is very important. It’s your ticket to reading Russian, and knowing how to read Russian is very important in mastering spoken… Continue reading Learn Russian | Start with the Russian Alphabet

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Learn Russian | 10 common Russian superstitions.

Since childhood, I heard from my grandmother “Do not whistle at home!” otherwise there will be no money. When I was saying too much when sharing good news, I could hear “Knock on wood”. When I was little, I was sure that all these superstitions were the rules of life and all should follow them.… Continue reading Learn Russian | 10 common Russian superstitions.

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Learn Russian | What’s the difference between “you” (ты) and “You” (Вы)?

Many people who started to learn Russian get confused in situations when you need to use “you” (ты) as an informal form of appeal or  “YOU” (Вы) as formal form of appeal. Until 18th century, in Russian language, pronoun “you” was used without distinction of ages, estates and relations between people. After the reforms of… Continue reading Learn Russian | What’s the difference between “you” (ты) and “You” (Вы)?

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Learn Russian | Artist of modern Russia Pokras Lampas

He has been called the king of futuristic calligraphy at the age of 26. His name is in the Guinness Book of Records, and his works cost several thousand dollars and are exhibited in the best galleries around the world. Today, global brands are lining up to create joint projects with him. Pokras Lampas from… Continue reading Learn Russian | Artist of modern Russia Pokras Lampas

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Learn Russian | Why Christmas is not a major holiday in Russian speaking countries?

When the rest of the world is getting ready for Christmas: decorating Christmas tree, buying presents and waiting for Santa, russians are preparing for New Year with the same anticipation. The roots of these differences go deep into the history of Russia. When Vladimir the Great accepted Christianity for himself and for his subjects, Christmas… Continue reading Learn Russian | Why Christmas is not a major holiday in Russian speaking countries?

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Learn Russian | How to say I love you in Russian

The most common phrase we use is  Я тебя люблю. Literal translation is I love you. Sometimes the words I love you can fall short of what you actually want to say. Then we can say Я тебя обoжаю. Means I adore you.  Or  you can say  Люблю тебя всем сердцем. What means I love you… Continue reading Learn Russian | How to say I love you in Russian