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6 Places Where You Can Practice Your Russian

If you have an interest in learning Russian, then you’ll be pleased to hear you aren’t alone! Russian is a UN language, has some incredibly literary works that translations of just can’t do justice, and amongst other reasons people cite for learning this language, provides great work opportunities as well! But if you’re looking to(…)


People in Belarus Speak More than just Belarusian

There will be some of you who have only heard of Belarus because of its sporadic appearance in the Eurovision Song Contest since 2004. Comparatively-speaking, perhaps Belarus doesn’t have quite as many languages to offer as some of the other countries we’ve visited on our quest for all things multilingual, but it still deserves a(…)


Immerse Yourself in these 5 Oscar-nominated Foreign Films

Oscar season is always an opportunity to discover new things to watch; especially those epic movies of the year that win despite not one member of the general public having seen them to determine whether they really are epic or not. As language lovers, we’d like to take a look at the Oscar nominees for(…)


How Politics May Determine Your Next Language

What do you consider when you are choosing a language to study? Is it the relative ease to pick it up, future job prospects, for deepening the enjoyment of the place you’re going to travel to? Or maybe simply because it’s the popular language to study right now. But then… what is it that makes(…)


A Beginner’s Starter Guide to Learning Russian

There’s a lot to love about the idea of learning Russian. You’ll be able to read some of the greatest classical writers (think Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Nabokov, just to name a few), you’ll have access to awesome Russian music and films, and you’ll be able to navigate your way around one of the most beautiful(…)


From Coffee Shop Corners: First Novels in Their Original Language

There is something very magical about slipping into a comfy chair in your favourite cafe with a coffee within your reach and a book open on your lap, ready for you to delve into. As we continue our look at first novels in original languages, perhaps we can let our minds wander and imagine those(…)


3 of the Best Budget Hostels in Moscow

Moscow is becoming one of the last frontiers for the backpacking traveller, and it should be on the top of everyone’s list. The city itself is rich in culture, heritage, and has some of the most beautiful architecture (and the best vodka!) in Russia. Accommodation costs can easily get out of hand in the city(…)


To Russia With Love – Top 5 Films From Russia And The Soviet Union

The complexity of the Soviet Union and the establishment of the Russian Federation in 1991 is reflected in its history of movies, as is the culture, history, and political stance – so choosing a top five selection of the best is tricky, but we’ve come up with some of our favourites from the two regimes.(…)