Did you know that Russian Christmas is on January the 7th, because the Russian Orthodox Church follows the old Julian calendar? Here is more about that.
Another piece by our brilliant student of Russian Jeff, this time on the subject of Russian weather – an important factor that has influenced the Russian mindset over the centuries.
One of our students, a brilliant writer, has kindly contributed an article for us about his impressions of Moscow – 20 years ago, when he first visited the city, and now. How things have changed… So here is what a Londoner says:
As an experienced teacher, I can see the huge changes in the ways of teaching and learning foreign languages in the last 25 years. So, how do the huge breakthroughs in technology change the learning and teaching experience? This short essay is about the past and the present of language learning.
Our students often ask about Russian punctuation rules. The thing is – Russian punctuation is strictly regulated. Unlike English, the Russian language has a long and detailed set of rules, describing the use of commas, semi colons, dashes etc.
The main winter celebration in Russia, the New Year, is here! But did you know that in the 10th-15th centuries Russian New year was celebrated in spring, on the 1st of March? Here is a short history of Russian new year celebrations.