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Three Great (and Free!) Online Resources for Russian Language Learners and How to Get the Most Out of Them
16.10.2017 15:38
russian, tobecontinued,
20
Three Great (and Free!) Online Resources for Russian Language Learners and How to Get the Most Out of Them
While you'll certainly learn a lot of Russian in class, it's even more important to practice and build on what you learn outside of class. Whether you're thinking about coming to Russia, studying here now, or already back home, there are countless ways to improve your Russian with the help of the single greatest foreign language learning tool ever invented: the internet. 
 
In this series, we'll help you sort through some of the best resources available for Russian language learners and give you some tips for how to make the most of them so that the time you spend studying Russian is as efficient and as enjoyable as possible. 
 
In this first post of the series, we'll introduce you to three resources that will allow you to 1) learn to type quickly in Russian, 2) look up any grammatical form of any Russian word, and 3) quickly translate any word on any website in Russian and make flashcards of new vocabulary. 
 
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Russian Cell Phones FAQs
16.10.2017 14:24
stpetersburg, dailylife,
4
Russian Cell Phones FAQs
Students frequently ask about cell phones (моби́льный телефо́н) and SIM cards (сим-ка́рта) in Russia: How do they get one? How much do they cost? Is it worth it? Read on to find out.
 
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The last week of fountains in Peterhof
10.10.2017 15:46
stpetersburg, history, culture, excursions,
105
The last week of fountains in Peterhof
With more than 150 spectacular fountains, 32 museums, and over 400 hectares of parks and gardens, Peterhof Palace Complex is one of the most popular attractions around Saint Petersburg, and for good reason! This past Saturday, our students got to see the splendor of this UNESCO World Heritage Site for themselves on an unforgetable excursion organized by Derzhavin Institute.
 
If you missed it, don't worry - there's still another week before the fountains turn off for the winter, and after that, the entrance to the Lower Gardens is free of charge. Learn more about Peterhof and what you can see there. 
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Marina Tsvetaeva - Life and Quotes
06.10.2017 17:44
literature, reading, culture, authors, onthisday, history
114
Marina Tsvetaeva - Life and Quotes
This Sunday (October 8th) would be the 125th birthday of Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941), one of the most important Russian poets of the 20th century. In her memory, learn about her life and read ten of her most famous quotes in Russian and in English. Which quote is your favorite? 
 
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Saint Petersburg on Two Wheels
05.10.2017 17:09
stpetersburg,
27
Saint Petersburg on Two Wheels
With its wide streets and flat terrain, Saint Petersburg is a great place to get around on bicycle. It's already starting to get colder, but winter isn't here yet! So hurry up and take advantage of the fall weather to explore the sights and see the city from a different perspective. Learn where and how to go biking in Saint Petersburg. 
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Visit the Hermitage Museum for free.
04.10.2017 16:02
stpetersburg, culture, history
43
Visit the Hermitage Museum for free.

Founded by Catherine the Great and boasting over 4 million paintings, sculptures, documents, artifacts, and other items, the Hermitage Museum is the largest collection of art in Russia and one of the largest in the world. It is well worth a visit any time, but if you don't have plans, consider going this Thursday - the first Thursday of every month is free to all visitors.

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Embarrassing Mistakes to Avoid When Speaking Russian (Part 1)
21.09.2017 14:46
learningrussian, mistakes, tobecontinued, pronunciation,
354
Embarrassing Mistakes to Avoid When Speaking Russian (Part 1)

There are endless advantages to learning Russian. It can lead to more career opportunities, it can help you when you travel, it can even help keep your brain healthy for longer. But, that’s not to say that learning Russian doesn’t come without its difficulties. Whether you’ve only just started learning Russian, or you’ve been learning it for a few years, you’ll know how easy it is to get mixed up and make a mistake. We’ve gathered some of our favourite mistakes and have listed them below - hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll avoid making these (often embarrassing) mistakes in the future!

There are endless advantages to learning Russian. It can lead to more career opportunities, it can help you when you travel, it can even help keep your brain healthy for longer. But, that’s not to say that learning Russian doesn’t come without its difficulties. Whether you’ve only just started learning Russian, or you’ve been learning it for a few years, you’ll know how easy it is to get mixed up and make a mistake. We’ve gathered some of our favourite mistakes and have listed them below - hopefully, after reading this article, you’ll avoid making these (often embarrassing) mistakes in the future!

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Time cafés in Saint-Petersburg: Time is money!
19.09.2017 14:22
stpetersburg, cafes, culture, history, moscow, coffee, newplaces
136
Time cafés in Saint-Petersburg: Time is money!

Forget your 300 rouble lattes or mochas - a time café can offer you much more for your money! Read on to find what exactly a 'time café' is, where the idea came from, and where to find such places in Saint Petersburg!

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Unusual Russian Idioms: Do not make an elephant out of a fly!
15.09.2017 16:37
learnrussian, russian, idioms,
100
Unusual Russian Idioms: Do not make an elephant out of a fly!

Although remembering idioms is not always that easy, you cannot deny that idioms are one of the more interesting parts of learning a new language. We have collected for you some of the more unusual idioms and idiomatic phrases, as well as trivia related to each of them. Enjoy!

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Winter is coming - get ready!
14.09.2017 16:32
stpetersburg, weather, winter, russian, words, phrases
56
Winter is coming - get ready!

There’s no denying it - the weather in St. Petersburg is….challenging (to put it lightly). If you’ve come (or are planning to come) to Derzhavin Institute in Saint Petersburg to study, you’ll need to start thinking about how to survive the cold winter months in the city. The temperatures can drop to as low as minus 30 degrees celsius, and snow can start to fall as early as October (in 2016, the first snowfall happened on October 26th). Therefore, we recommend getting acquainted with some winter vocabulary and stocking up on winter clothing in advance!

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Bon Appétit! // Priyatnovo Appetita! // Приятного аппетита!
12.09.2017 15:08
food, drink, culture
52
Bon Appétit! // Priyatnovo Appetita! // Приятного аппетита!

If it’s your first time in Russia, you might feel a bit overwhelmed by the seemingly strange dishes on display at canteens and cafes. We hope that after reading this post these feelings of yours will disappear and you will be inspired to try some Russian delicacies!

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On this day in 1941: Nazi Germany began their 872-day Siege on Leningrad
08.09.2017 16:58
stpetersburg, history, culture, poetry, onthisday, leningrad
47
On this day in 1941: Nazi Germany began their 872-day Siege on Leningrad

On this day in 1941, the Germans began their 872-day Siege on the city of Leningrad, as part of their effort to bring down the Eastern Front in World War II.

 
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The Annual Closing Ceremony of the Peterhof Fountains: A Journey Beyond The Three Seas
07.09.2017 17:26
stpetersburg, events, peterhof, culture
103
The Annual Closing Ceremony of the Peterhof Fountains: A Journey Beyond The Three Seas

Next week, a festival will take place at Peterhof to celebrate the closing of its fountains. This annual event is always a hit amongst tourists and tickets are limited. This is why we have written this post - to give you plenty of time to plan your trip!

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On this day in 1698: Peter the Great introduced a tax on beards
05.09.2017 16:40
stpetersburg, culture, history, onthisday
83
On this day in 1698: Peter the Great introduced a tax on beards

Peter the Great brought about many radical changes during his reign. But why exactly did he want his people to stop having beards? Read this post to find out the answer to this question!

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Sergei Dovlatov: The Popular Soviet Emigre Writer
01.09.2017 15:45
onthisday, culture, literature
64
Sergei Dovlatov: The Popular Soviet Emigre Writer

The 3rd of September marks the 76th birthday of Sergei Dovlatov, a writer who rose to fame in the West during the 1970s but who, very sadly, died far too young at the age of 49. Read this post to find out more about Dovlatov, including information about a forthcoming film about the author!

 
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Happy Day of Knowledge! // С Днём Знаний!
31.08.2017 17:24
festival, school, learning, culture
101
Happy Day of Knowledge! // С Днём Знаний!

Every year on the 1st September, Russia celebrates the ‘Day of Knowledge’ (День Знаний). The holiday bears such a name due to the fact that the day marks the end of summer, the beginning of autumn and, most importantly, the new academic year for students. In other words, the season of long summer days at the Dacha (summerhouse) has ended, and a new year of early-wakeups and homework has begun!

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This weekend in St. Petersburg: The International Festival of Coffee and Tea
29.08.2017 16:14
stpetersburg, coffee, tea, culture, history
62
This weekend in St. Petersburg: The International Festival of Coffee and Tea

This weekend, the International Festival of Coffee and Tea will come to St. Petersburg! In preparation for this event, read this article to learn more about Russia’s tea and coffee traditions! You can also find a copy of the festival’s programme in English at the bottom of this post.

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Six films to watch on this year’s ‘Day of Russian Cinema’
25.08.2017 18:38
films, learning russian, Russian Language
164
Six films to watch on this year’s ‘Day of Russian Cinema’

Cinema has always been an important aspect of Russian culture. Lenin is said to have asserted that, of all the art forms, the most important of all was that of cinema («... вы должны твердо помнить, что из всех искусств для нас важнейшим является кино»). 

The Day of Russian Cinema (День российского кино) falls every year on the 27th of August. On this very day in 1919, Vladimir Lenin signed a decree that declared the nationalisation of the country’s cinematic and photographic industries. In 1979 - 60 years after this event -, the day was declared a national holiday; from then on, the ‘Day of Soviet Cinema’ (the name, of course, changed after the collapse of the USSR in 1991) would be celebrated every year on the 27th of August.

If you’re looking to improve your Russian and also want to find out more about Russian and Soviet culture, then watching a Russian film is the perfect way to do this! There are countless films that you could watch and several genres and time periods to choose from. To inspire you, here is a list of six films that might take your fancy:

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Alexander Grin and the Scarlet Sails of Saint-Petersburg
23.08.2017 14:13
stpetersburg, culture, festivals, summer, literature, onthisday
110
Alexander Grin and the Scarlet Sails of Saint-Petersburg

Have you ever seen a ship with bright red sails, sailing along the Neva river? Do you know why this ship makes an appearance every June in St. Petersburg? Alas, all will become clear by the end of this post!

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The Ten Best Places in Saint-Petersburg for Vegetarians
18.08.2017 17:29
stpetersburg, food, vegetarian
192
The Ten Best Places in Saint-Petersburg for Vegetarians

Being a vegetarian while living abroad can be difficult. Sometimes, it can feel like the only thing on the menu for you is a plate of Овощи гриль (grilled vegetables). But you need not worry if you’re living in Saint-Petersburg - the city is full of fantastic vegetarian (and even vegan) restaurants and cafes. All you have to do is find them!

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The Best Green Spots in Saint Petersburg
16.08.2017 16:52
stpetersburg, parks, summer
156
The Best Green Spots in Saint Petersburg

Now that summer has (finally) arrived in Saint Petersburg, it’s worth taking a short trip to one of the many beautiful parks that the city has to offer. Despite being a bustling metropolis, the city is full of green spaces, many of which come with their own interesting history. 

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Musei San Pietroburgo (1)
10.08.2017 16:57
#SanPietroburgo #guida #musei
99
Musei San Pietroburgo (1)

Capitale culturale del Paese, con quasi 5 milioni di abitanti, San Pietroburgo offre una vastissima ed unica gamma di Musei.

Appassionati o meno dell'arte, queste magnifiche esposizioni offrono davvero di tutto e non assistere alla loro magnificenza sarebbe un gran peccato.

Ecco per voi una lista di musei assolutamente da visitare a San Pietroburgo!

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Mercato Kuznechny
12.07.2017 18:08
#SanPietroburgo #mercato
98
Mercato Kuznechny

Capitale culturale del Paese, con quasi 5 milioni di abitanti, San Pietroburgo offre una vastissima ed unica gamma di Musei.

Appassionati o meno dell'arte, queste magnifiche esposizioni offrono davvero di tutto e non assistere alla loro magnificenza sarebbe un gran peccato.

Ecco per voi una lista di musei assolutamente da visitare a San Pietroburgo!

 

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Le affascinanti residenze degli Zar
29.06.2017 16:39
#SanPietroburgo #guida
263
Le affascinanti residenze degli Zar

Sotto la giurisdizione della città di San Pietroburgo sono situate numerose residenze imperiali edificate per volere degli Zar, ancora oggi inequiparabili capolavori di splendore e magnificenza.

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CONFEDERATION CUP 2017
31.05.2017 12:56
#football #sport #stpetersburg
176
CONFEDERATION CUP 2017

La decima edizione della Fifa Confederations Cup, si disputerà in Russia dal 17 Giugno al 2 Luglio, come prova generale dei Mondiali 2018.

Il torneo prevede la partecipazione di 8 squadre:

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Погода - Che tempo fa a San Pietroburgo?
04.05.2017 18:05
#meteo #SanPietroburgo #guida
224
Погода - Che tempo fa a San Pietroburgo?

Uno dei principali temi da affrontare prima di intraprendere un viaggio a San Pietroburgo è sicuramente relativo al clima.

Cosa dovrei portare con me? Quali temperature dovrò affrontare? Se lo chiedono in molti e per questo speriamo di esservi utili con questa breve guida!

 

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9 Maggio – Giorno della Vittoria
02.05.2017 15:08
Giorno della Vittoria, st. petersburg, 9 Maggio
726
9 Maggio – Giorno della Vittoria

Il 9 Maggio è un giornata di festa nazionale in Russia in cui viene celebrato uno dei più grandi trionfi militari della sua storia: la vittoria sulla Germania nazista nella seconda Guerra Mondiale.

Il “День Победыossia il “Giorno della Vittoria” è quindi una ricorrenza molto sentita e un'occasione per rendere onore ai caduti e veterani di guerra attraverso le trionfali Parate della Vittoria che si svolgono in tutte le grandi città della Russia.

Nelle principali vie e piazze, chiuse ai trasporti, le celebrazioni vengono accompagnate dall'esibizione di ritratti dei padri e nonni che hanno valorosamente preso parte alla guerra e con il sudore ed il sangue hanno conquistato la vittoria.

Essendo la festa più amata dai cittadini e la più importante del calendario russo è opportuno spiegare il suo svolgimento nelle due principali città della Nazione: Mosca e San Pietroburgo

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An Abundance of Bands in Russia
17.04.2017 17:19
Music, Rock, Metal, Rap, Pop, St Petersburg, Serebro, Kino, Master, Timati, Leningrad, Russia
484
An Abundance of Bands in Russia

One of the best ways to get to know a language is to listen to music from that country. Russia, being such a large country, has a massive range of genres, from Tchaikovsky to Timati; from Mussorgky to Master; from Shostakovich to Serebro, to name but a few...

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My Scarlet Sails Soirée
12.04.2017 15:07
St Petersburg, White Nights, Festival, Summer, Boat
384
My Scarlet Sails Soirée

If you are fortunate to have visited St Petersburg during the summer you'll notice 2 things. 1, the sun never really goes down all the way and it remains light for weeks, giving this period the name 'White Nights' (Белые ночи). And 2, there are many festivities one can attend as a result of this, such as Ballet at the Marinksy Theatre and Concert Hall or carnivals in the suburbs around St Petersburg. But perhaps the most famous festival of all during this time is The Scarlet Sails celebrationIf you are fortunate to have visited St Petersburg during the summer you'll notice 2 things....

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My Banya Bonanza
05.04.2017 17:53
banya, russia, st.petersburg,
391
My Banya Bonanza

During my last trip to St Petersburg, I was lucky enough to experience first hand the Russian Banya. I was unsure at first but eventually, after some convincing from my veteran Banya-going friend from France, I decided to give it a try. A group of 6 of us from 5 different countries arrived at Vladimirskaya metro station and went straight to the shops to buy beer and snacks (My personal favourites being Baltika 7, dried calamari rings and anchovies). Following this, we entered the unassuming building and I saw that there were many floors, each housing a different method of relaxation, like...

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Les Ponts - Мосты
31.03.2017 17:39
Petersburg
420
Les Ponts - Мосты

Il y en a de tous les styles différents, des grands et des petits, des beaux (beaucoup) et des moins beaux, des anciens comme des modernes, ils font parties de l´histoire de la ville, certains s´ouvrent et ils enjambent tous une étendue d´eau : vous l´aurez compris nous parlons aujourd´hui des ponts de Saint-Pétersbourg. 

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La grande Pâque russe - Пасха
30.03.2017 15:41
Пасха
515
La grande Pâque russe - Пасха

A ne pas manquer le week-end du 16 avril...

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Une journée à Derzhavin
27.03.2017 17:15
Derzhavin
277
Une journée à Derzhavin

Curieux à l`idée de savoir comment se déroule une journée à l`Institut Derzhavin? Ou bien vous y avez déjà été étudiant et vous souhaitez tout simplement vous rappeler quelques bons souvenirs? Voici pour vous, en quelques lignes, la description d`une journée comme une autre à l`école de langue.

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Le hockey sur glace en Russie: Une affaire de spécialistes
23.03.2017 14:09
Ice Hockey
256
Le hockey sur glace en Russie: Une affaire de spécialistes

Deuxième ligue et troisième équipe nationale du monde, la Russie voue une véritable passion au hockey sur glace. Aller voir un match est très certainement une expérience inoubliable.

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La culture russe (2ème partie): Entre coutumes et superstitions
21.03.2017 17:09
Coutumes
328
La culture russe (2ème partie): Entre coutumes et superstitions

Aussi étonnant que cela puisse paraître, la culture russe n`est pas si éloignée de la nôtre, toutefois celle-ci possède de nombreuses particularités et la superstition y occupe une place non-négligeable.

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Savez-vous qui est G. R. Derjavine?
17.03.2017 17:01
Derjavine
340
Savez-vous qui est G. R. Derjavine?

Illustre poète Russe du XVIIIème, Derjavine compte parmi ceux qui ont donné à la langue russe ses lettres de noblesse. Il est aussi celui qui a donné son nom à notre Institut, un choix qui n`est pas dénué de toute logique... Mais le connaissez-vous vraiment? 

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La culture russe (1ère partie): les festivités
15.03.2017 15:28
Russie Culture
290
La culture russe (1ère partie): les festivités

La culture russe est riche et se décline de bien des façons. Voici un bref tour d`horizon des principales festivités.

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Pourquoi un séjour à Saint-Pétersbourg est une expérience unique ?
13.03.2017 14:44
Saint-Petersbourg
495

Intéressé ou le cœur déjà conquis à l`idée d`un séjour dans la capitale culturelle de ce vaste pays qu`est la Russie ? Voici quelques éléments qui vous donneront à coup sûr l`envie d`y réfléchir.

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Mondiali di calcio 2018
24.02.2017 17:02
Mondiali di calcio 2018
421

In Russia dal 14 giugno al 15 luglio 2018

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Superstizioni russe
16.02.2017 18:43
Superstizioni russe
1107

Come molti altri popoli, anche i russi credono nelle superstizioni!

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"La festa degli uomini"
13.02.2017 18:24
Ауыеф вупдш гщьштш
713

 

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RIVOLUZIONE RUSSA 1917-2017
09.02.2017 18:49
Rivoluzione Russa 1917
547

A febbraio il centenario 

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Il Carnevale russo - Mасленица
08.02.2017 18:00
Carnevale russo
961

Quest`anno tra il 20 e il 26 Febbraio 2017

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Le Notti Bianche
06.02.2017 01:43
Notti Bianche
401

Le avete mai viste?


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Scioglilingua russi
02.02.2017 18:00
Scioglilingua
1981

 

Troppo facile il russo?

Qui alcuni divertenti scioglilingua con i video allegati

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Canzoni popolari russe
31.01.2017 18:48
Canzoni popolari
1532

 

Uno dei metodi per studiare una lingua e conoscere la cultura di un popolo!

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Крещение
19.01.2017 10:29
332

Что делают эти люди?!?

 

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10 Motivi per venire a San Pietroburgo
16.12.2016 18:16
Saint-Petersburg
595

Tornerete una seconda volta!

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Capodanno e Natale (7 Gennaio) in Russia
08.12.2016 15:59
Natale e Capodanno in Russia
619

Anche voi sarete in Russia durante le festività?

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Баня
01.12.2016 16:24
Saint-Petersburg, in italiano
447

La mia esperienza alle "Banja". Scopriamo insieme la saune russe!

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Packing List for Travel to Russia -2
25.11.2016 15:42
live in Russia
773

Today we will help you to choose clothes for your trip to Saint-Petersburg and learn clothes in Russian!

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Packing List for Travel to Russia
14.11.2016 15:11
live in Russia
907

If you are planning your trip to Derzhavin institute, don`t worry: Russia is a civilized country, and you could buy everything you need here.  In Saint-Petersburg we have a lot of 24 hours` supermarkets, so you could buy all necessary cosmetics, food, and even clothes on your arrival. So you don`t need to take kilograms of unnecessary things with you. But there are some things that you`ve better to take with you. Here you could find a packing list for your trip. 

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Самые известные фразы из мультфильмов
07.11.2016 15:48
483

Слышали ли вы когда-нибудь эти фразы, откуда они?

«Кто ходит в гости по утрам, тот поступает мудро».

«Ну, заяц, погоди!»

«Ты заходи, если что!»

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Что бы было понятно
20.09.2016 16:49
Russian Language, common phrases, settling in, dealing with fast talkers, useful vocabulary
498

If your visit to the Derzhavin Institute will be your first time in a Russian speaking country it's be a good idea to get acquainted with some of the common phrases that'll you'll hear when you're out and about before you arrive. 

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Еще одна сложность в русской граматике
15.09.2016 14:32
Russian Language, difficulties, plural and singular, verb conjugation, grammatical agreement, grammar
591
Еще одна сложность в русской граматике

Today we'll be looking at majorities, minorities and numbers, and why they're all incredibly confusing!

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В Питере есть - часть два
09.09.2016 15:06
Saint Petersburg, restaurants, food, quick meals, Russian Cuisine, Soviet propaganda, chips, Amsterdam, Japanese food, Ice cream
529

Today we look at good places to make a pit stop in the city centre...

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Первые одиннацать петербургских слов
05.09.2016 14:22
Russian Language, regional differences, bread, food, turtleneck, kiosks, Saint Petersburg, Moscow, lexical differences
634
Первые одиннацать петербургских слов

Whether your aim is to sound like a native of St Petersburg or the opposite - to keep your Russian clear and region neutral - here are some words you should know about...

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Загадка котов
30.08.2016 15:18
Russian Language, difficulties, genetive case, grammar rules, cats
446
Загадка котов

Everyone knows that, whilst Russian grammar can be very complicated, it normally follows strict, logical rules with only a few exceptions. This is not really one of those cases...

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Кофейное Задание
24.08.2016 17:12
Saint Petersburg, food, drink, cafe, homework
555

I you prefer to get your homework done with a cup of something warm in your hand you'll want to check out these reviews.

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Места где можно загадовать желания
18.08.2016 15:39
Saint Petersburg, statues, Admiralty, Hermitage, cats, rabbits, birds, Chizhik Pizhik, the Photographer, Ostap Bender, wishes.
548
Места где можно загадовать желания

Here's the definitive list of places to visit in St Petersburg if you`re looking for a bit of extra, supernatural assistance with Russian, finances or life in general.

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Пять трудностей русского языка
17.08.2016 14:50
Russian Language, difficulties, cognates, cases, sentence structure, verbal aspect, verbs of motion, global languages, literature and the arts
537

I think few people would argue with me if I said that Russian is a pretty difficult language to learn It’s only natural therefore, that all students of Russian encounter difficulties in their studies at some point...

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Всё про метро
12.08.2016 15:14
St Petersburg, metro, trains, travel, transport, zhetons, остарожно двери закрываются
594

If you want to get around St Petersburg quickly, cheaply and easily you`ll want to get to know the metro...

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Где можно купить сувениры в Санкт Петербурге? Часть 2
10.08.2016 14:28
Saint Petersburg, souvenirs, books, Matryoshka, Khokloma, Shkatulka
600

In today`s post I`ll be asnwering two questions: where to buy gifts for fellow students of Russian and where to buy more traditional souvenirs.

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В Питере - есть, часть 1
08.08.2016 14:16
Saint Petersburg, restaurants, food, pizza, Armenian cuisine, Russian Cuisine
540

Putting the spotlight on some of the best places to eat in St Pete`s.

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День военно-морского флота
05.08.2016 16:09
Saint Petersburg, Navy Day, ships, sailors, Peter and Paul Fortress, Noon gun, parade, music, flags, fireworks, rain, water
515

And where were you on Navy day?

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Про Крыши и Этажи
01.08.2016 21:56
St Petersburg, Art, Russian, Etazhi, gallery, modern art, relaxation, food, shopping, sightseeing
579
Про Крыши и Этажи

How do you find peace and quiet in a major city? You go up.

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В Москву, или нет?
20.07.2016 16:11
Moscow, tourism, entertainment, food and drink, shopping, parks, architecture, advice
714
В Москву, или нет?

If you`re going to be studying in Derzhavin for a while, let`s say more than a month, you might be considering a trip to Moscow for a change of scenery...

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Где можно купить сувениры в Санкт Петербурге?
19.07.2016 16:53
Saint Petersburg, souvenirs, food, drink, shopping, Eliseevskii, Russia, eating, cafe
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Где можно купить сувениры в Санкт Петербурге?

If you've ever walked down Nevskii Prospect you've probably already seen the Eliseevskii emporium. If you haven't, you're sure to notice it the first time you do...

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Как провести выходные в Питере, часть 3
18.07.2016 17:24
Saint Petersburg, Peter and Paul Fortress, Noon gun, Peter and Paul Cathedral
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Как провести выходные в Питере, часть 3

According to the weather forecast, Sunday was meant to be another day of the kind of wetness and gloom I had hoped to escape when I left England...

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Как провести выходные в Питере, часть 2
15.07.2016 16:21
Saint Petersburg, Pushkin, Tsarskoe Selo, Catherine Palace, Rastrelli
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Как провести выходные в Питере, часть 2

After spending the previous night seeing one the more unusual attractionside which St Petersburg has to offer I spent the next day on a rather more traditional trip...

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Как провести выходные в Питере, часть 1
13.07.2016 01:15
St Petersburg, Art, Russian, Pushkinskaya 10, gallery, street art, Russian Language
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Как провести выходные в Питере, часть 1

This weekend was the first of many that I will be spending in Saint Petersburg during my three month stay at the Derzhavin institute. Due to the torrential rain which had been assailing the city all week, I had less of a chance than I would have liked for sightseeing. With relatively good weather forecast for the weekend I was determined to make up for lost time....

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