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Russia’s Top 9 Films From 2019

After a few years of record-breaking growth, Russia’s film industry took a break in 2019. Many analysts attribute this to stagnating incomes, but it seems an even bigger issue is the failure of this year’s lineup to really capture Russian values and imaginations. Much like in 2018, the films that did best are those that […]

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Russian MiniLesson: A Trip to the Gym in Russian

The following bilingual Russian MiniLesson is meant to build your vocabulary by providing an annotated, simplified Russian text for intermediate students of Russian. Hover over the bold Russian to reveal its English translation. Я хочу быть сильным и иметь хорошую фигуру. А чтобы , нужно регулярно тренироваться. Поэтому я , 2-3 раза в неделю, и […]

The Making of Nu, Pogodi!

This article was originally written as a Russian-language LiveJournal post by Vitaly Dubogrei. It was translated to English by Sophia Rhem while on her Home and Abroad: Translation program. For Russians, the characters from Nu, pogodi! have been our friends since the cradle. One is a young guy with shaggy hair and a guitar on […]

Russian MiniLessons: Social Media

There are many different things you can do on . One of the first things you do when creating a social media account is to set your , then and . When you meet someone new, you may want to on Facebook or ВК, or on . On the other hand, if you’ve lost touch […]

Russian MiniLessons: Star Wars по-русски

The following bilingual Russian MiniLesson is meant to build your vocabulary by providing Russian phrases within English text. Hover over the bold Russian to reveal its English translation. The film Star Wars is well-known in Russia and if you look online, there are actually discussions of whether or not a Russian should ever name a […]

Russkoe Radio Top 5: September 2020

Russkoe Radio plays pop music exclusively in Russian. What’s big in Russian-language pop and dance music? Russkoe Radio’s pop playlists can tell you. Once a month, SRAS provides a snapshot of what’s at the top of their charts, with YouTube videos and links to our Russian music site. Here is their lineup from September 25, […]

Russia’s Top Movies: September 2020

Like in most places in the world, Russia’s silver screens are dominated by Hollywood’s global blockbusters. Russia’s film industry has struggled with the financial crisis, but it is also capable of producing films that can occasionally compete locally with the American machine. Once a month, SRAS provides a lineup of the top Russian movies in […]

Russian MiniLessons: Talk About Music

The following bilingual Russian MiniLesson is meant to build your vocabulary by providing Russian phrases within English text. Hover over the bold Russian to reveal its English translation. Much of Russia’s modern music language is related to English. For example, the names of most genres can be directly translated: , , , , and even […]

Nashe Radio Top 5: August 2020

Nashe Radio plays popular music that isn’t quite “pop.” What’s big in Russian-language rock, rap, punk, R&B, and alternative? Nashe Radio’s all-Russian and eclectic playlist can tell you. Once a month, SRAS provides a snapshot of what’s at the top of their charts, with YouTube videos and links to our Russian music site. Here’s how […]

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