Category: "Foreigner life in Russia"
Once you arrive in Russia you have to register with the Federal Migration Service. The ?Federal? part probably doesn't sound odd to the reader, but it's freaky to me since that word is fairly new in the Russian lexicon, spreading widely only… more »
I have a new language partner for the summer. He has reinforced the following impressions. They speak at machine gun fire rate. It takes a major effort for them to slow down to talk to foreigners. And if they talk at machine gun rate and are using… more »
Walk to grocery store. Buy kefir, sour cream, sausage, cheese, and toilet paper. Walk to market to buy khinkali (Georgian pelmeni with broth inside) and pelmeni. Go to cafe and read. Talk about a gloriously lazy day... more »
I just realized today that something curious has happened with my Russian. I've begun to read for pleasure. Let me explain. When I was in college/grad school, all the Russian I read was for my coursework. In other words, it was to read to meet some… more »