28
Jan
10

Trans-Siberian Railway

The train departs from the city of Moscow, at the Yaroslavl Station and travels eastward until it reaches the last stop, the city of Vladivostok. If you were to take this train from beginning to end, it would take you 7-8 days!

17
Dec
09

Try taking a course…

at  CP Language Institute, Inc.

You can learn to speak Russian!

Classes start January 9th.

Learn more at www.cpli.com.

16
Dec
09

Want an easier way to learn russian?

Try

Russianpod101.com podcast!

Not only it’s  free, but this audio subscription helps you to learn to pronounce words correctly. You can hear exactly how each syllabus of a word should be pronounced. Best of all, it teaches you words and phrases that are necessary in your day to day conversations or even if you’re visiting a russian speaking country as a tourist.

Try it, you’ll find it useful and a pleasure to use!

16
Dec
09

What is a Czar?

According to merriam-webster dictionary, a czar is


“1 : emperor; specifically : the ruler of Russia until the 1917 revolution. 2 : one having great power or authority”

Check out the definition on www.meriam-webster.com.

16
Dec
09

What is a troika?

Troika, according to merriam-webster dictionary, means

“1 : a Russian vehicle drawn by three horses abreast; also : a team for such a vehicle. 2 : a group of three; especially : an administrative or ruling body of three.”

Watch a Troika Clip: http://www.youtube.com

image from http://goeasteurope.about.com/od/russia/ss/russianculture_7.htm


16
Dec
09

Have you met the queen yet?

You can, when you read about her…lol!

Людмила Зыкина,

or Lyudmila Zikina, was known as the “queen of Russian folk.” Her talent charmed many Soviet leaders,including Nikita Khrushchev, Leonid Brezhnev and Mikhail Gorbachev. Additionally, “At the start of her career she performed for Stalin in 1949. The feared Kremlin leader smiled at her and said: ‘You’ll go a great way!’ So she did.” (www.in.reuters.com)

Learn more: www.in.reuters.com.

image from keikai.blogspot.com

15
Dec
09

This is fun!

YES!  Try the Troika! This is a russian folk dance, where it’s possible to dance in a group of three. It consists of  one  man and two women.  The three dancers “imitate the prancing of horses pulling a sled or a carriage.” (wikipedia)

Instructions for dancing  the Troika: www.fortrossstate.org

See how it is danced: wannabe’s 1  and wannabe’s 2 and professionals


image from http://www.fortrossstatepark.org/dance.htm




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