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  Russian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Russian is primarily spoken in Russia and, to a lesser extent, the other countries that were once constituent republics of the USSR.
Russian is also spoken in Israel by at least 750,000 ethnic Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union (1999 census).
Russian is the official language of Russia, and an official language of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the unrecognized Transnistria, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
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 Russian language - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
According to the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, Russian is classified as a level III language in terms of learning difficulty for native English speakers, requiring approximately 780 hours of immersion instruction to achieve intermediate fluency.
Russian is still used as a lingua franca in Afghanistan by a few tribes.
Russian is the official language of Russia, and an official language of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the unrecognized Transnistria and Abkhazia.
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 Russian proverbs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Russian proverbs give an insight into many aspects of Russian history, culture, national character.
Russian language is replete with many hundreds of proverbs (пословица /poslovʲitsa/) and sayings (поговоркa /pogovorka/).
Russian proverbs gained popularity in the West thanks to Ronald Reagan, who supposedly was a fan of Russian folklore
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Russian_proverbs   (116 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Russian Language and Literature
The collection of Russian proverbs was begun: in the eighteenth century Daniloff published the first collection of Russian byline: at the end of the same century and at the beginning of the nineteenth, Tchulkoff, Popoff, and Macaroff published the first collections of popular songs.
Russian monks were wont to go to Constantinople, or to Mount Athos, and there to become amanuenses and enrich the first Russian libraries by their work.
Russian literature lost its ecclesiastical character and assumed a lay form; and in ecclesiastical literature itself there was effected a transformation towards the modern, due to the reforms of Peter the Great.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13265a.htm   (8653 words)

 Proverbs and Phrases of Biblical Origin
However, proverbs and phrases of biblical origin are often used, knowingly or unknowingly, in modern speech (ex: face-to-face or daily bread), especially with the rising of interest in the Bible after the publication of books such as Brown's The Da Vinci Code.
This is especially true for Russian proverbs, which come from the old Slavic translations of the Greek version of the Bible.
Russian proverbs and often-used phrases from the Bible contain some old Slavic words, which are not understandable to modern Russian people, except in the context of the full proverb and may be absolutely unknown to non-Russian translators.
accurapid.com /journal/36proverbs.htm   (829 words)

 Russian Weather Proverbs
Proverbs of the first kind are usually quite reliable, because the Moon's outlook is connected to weather phenomena, such as clouds.
Proverbs of the second type are doubtful, because the same Moon phases are observed at the same time in different parts of the world, but the weather in those places is different.
Or the proverb first appeared far away from your place and was mistakenly extended to your area.
www.math.montana.edu /~nmp/materials/ess/russian/int_weather/proverbs/proverbs.html   (1453 words)

 De Proverbio - Electronic Journal of International Proverb Studies. Proverbs, Quotations, Sayings, Wellerisms.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The presence of commonly-used proverbs, proverbial expressions and other clichés, which relate to the basic knowledge of everyday Russian-language speakers, raises the issue of the advisability of including such clichés in various kinds of dictionaries intended for the foreign-language reader.
It seems to us that it is not only theoretically warranted to include the most widely-used Russian expressions in foreign-language dictionaries, but also highly practical: it will help students to handle their study of the Russian language more quickly and successfully.
We say basic since the proverb sometimes may serve as a verbal model of several related situations, one of which usually is more significant.
www.deproverbio.com /DPjournal/DP,3,2,97/PERMJAKOV/PERMINIMUM.html   (1408 words)

 Russian Soups at Russian Foods .com
Russian soups are divided into two groups: cold and hot ones.
There are a lot of Russian proverbs about schi: "Good wife is not the one who speaks well, but who cooks schi well".
The next popular Russian soup is rassolnik that, as it follows from the name, is made from pickle and pickles.
www.russianfoods.com /cuisine/article00013/default.asp   (517 words)

 F&P Proverbs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In Russian encyclopedia the word "proverb" is determined as a genre of folk poetry.
Proverbs and saying of Russian nation we can determine as an admirable and wonderful in its vividness and expressiveness element of language.
The most part of proverbs is devoted to moral essence of human being: good and evil, true and lie, compassion and sympathy.
www.fplib.org /literature/proverbs.html(opt,graphics,pc,english,,new)   (444 words)

 Learn Russian Language - Beginning to Advanced Russian
Did you know that most Russian consonants can be pronounced two different ways (plain as in English or palatalized).
The forum is the best place to ask for help with short Russian translations, express opinions and share experience with other language learners like you.
In addition, all Russian proverbs are provided with English translations.
www.masterrussian.com   (585 words)

 Russian Textbooks,Distributor of French books, Spanish books, Bilingual books, English as Second Language books,and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It is the result of five years of research and testing by the author to determine the most successful techniques for learning Russian.
This is among the first Russian dictionaries revised for the post-Soviet era that is based on American rather than British English.
Russian proverbs convey the tragicomic soul of a people who have been both conqueror and conquered.
www.continentalbook.com /catalog/russian/rudictionaries.html   (875 words)

 Gleaner's Links: Proverbs, Sayings, Maxims ||||
Many well known proverbs, sayings, and maxims from around the world are translations from ancient texts in ancient languages such as Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Latin, Pali, Sanskrit, and so forth.
The fact that a proverb is found, say, in a six hundred year old document in a certain language proves only that the proverb has been known in that language for about six hundred years.
The existence of a proverb in even the most ancient documents may only be proof that the proverb was known in that language and culture at that time, and not necessarily proof that the proverb has its origin in that ancient language and culture.
www.geocities.com /WallStreet/Bureau/8759/langlinks/reading-proverbs.html   (360 words)

 Èíòðèãà Russian English Dictionary of Proverbs and Sayings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Brackets in combination with different letter types in the Russian title units.
# is put before such a descriptive translation as conveys, partially or in full, the image of the Russian proverb/saying, e.g.: ×ÅÌ ÄÀËÜØÅ Â ËÅÑ, ÒÅÌ ÁÎËÜØÅ ÄÐΠ# The farther into the forest, the thicker the trees.
* (the asterisk) is put before those illustrations of the Russian proverb/saying's use where it has undergone an occasional change and/or participates in a stylistic device, e.g.: * Âî-ïåðâûõ, êàê âàì èçâåñòíî, âîïðåêè ïîñëîâèöå, áðàíü íà âîðîòó âèñíåò… (Þ.Ãåðìàí.
cabal.ru /sayings.html   (1274 words)

 Speak Russian! Learn Russian! Russian as a foreign language. | Tutorials
The Pronunciation Guide is worked out by Anna Yatsenko, a professor of Russian, and published in 2004 in the United States of America.
It is intended to serve as a manual for English-speaking students and teachers who require learning material on the Russian alphabet and the pronunciation of Russian sounds.
The Guide is accompanied by an electronic version with audio files for each exercise to make it possible for students to study Russian both independently and under an instructor's guidance.
speakrussian.report.ru /_5FolderID_21132_.html   (226 words)

 Proverbs and Sayings
Below is a collection of Russian proverbs and sayings.
Many of them have their counterparts in other languages and other cultures, especially among those found in Europe.
A collection of proverbs and sayings in currently being compiled for the other 14 former Soviet republics and will be made available shortly.
www.russiannewsnetwork.com /prov-say.html   (661 words)

is an introductory course on Russian culture, but knowledge of the Russian language is not required nor expected.
Russian Folklore: An Anthology in English Translation, ed.
Russian Folklore Links is a list of useful links compiled for a course at the University of Alabama- some links are out of date or inoperative and should be replaced with the SEEFA links below.
www.wheatonma.edu /Academic/AcademicDept/Russian/RUSSIAN/folk.html   (736 words)

 Amazon.com: Dictionary of 1000 Russian Proverbs: With English Equivalents (Hippocrene Bilingual Proverbs): Books: Peter ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
This may be the best book of Russian proverbs available in English, but that's not saying much, because, as far as I can tell, it's the Only such book currently in print.
Mertvago includes literal translations only in the cases where he deems lexically equivalent sayings not to exist; this can present problems for anyone who wants to understand the many and various colloquial and regional words that show up in these sayings even when the overall sense is given.
Finally, the Introduction claims that an English key word index has been provided, but in fact it has not, nor has the promised Russian key word index, although this is less important because the proverbs are themselves indexed alphabetically by Russian key word.
amazon.com /Dictionary-1000-Russian-Proverbs-Equivalents/dp/0781805643   (670 words)

 Russian Links
Russian Art of Avantgarde This site is fully dedicated to The Russian Avant-Garde Art Movement from the beginning of the XXth century.
Russian Painting A Comprehensive History of Russian Art from Icons to the 20th Century.
Russian History from Bucknell University This Site is One of the Best Sites on Russian History on the Web.
www.hunter.cuny.edu /classics/russian/russianlinks   (2128 words)

 Words of Wisdom 4 U!
People who have motivated and inspired us - they are from all walks of life.
Proverbs are words of wisdom passed down from generation to generation.
Proverbs contain words of wisdom that have inspired and motivated many over time.
www.wow4u.com   (1161 words)

 Department of German and Russian : University of Vermont
Proverbs in Russian Literature: From Catherine the Great to Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Monograph Supplement Series of Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship, 1998, edited with an introduction by Kevin J. McKenna,, 113 pp.
The Role of Russian Proverbs in the Prose Fiction of Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
"Proverbs and the Russian Empress: The Use of Russian Proverbs in Catherine the Great's Early Drama," National Meeting of American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages/AATSEEL Conference, Toronto, December 30, 1997.
www.uvm.edu /~grdept/?Page=Kevin_McKenna.html   (6684 words)

 Russian Proverbs Probe The Powers of Silence
I had a chance to put this proverb to the test recently when I mentioned to a friend that it was one of my favorite Russian expressions.
She poured each of us another cup of tea and proceeded to spout forth a surprising litany of related expressions about speaking and listening, which I dutifully harvested.
Many of these proverbs, predictably enough, have to do with the power of language.
www.themoscowtimes.com /stories/1996/01/30/035.html   (196 words)

 Russian Proverbs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
So - if you have a favorite Russian proverb, or one that just kind of rings true for you, list it here.
Other than Russian and Spanish, I really haven't sorted through my priorities.
1st, to memorize these proverbs, and their pronunciation (could anyone tell us the right way they are pronounced?)
www.phrasebase.com /forum/read.php?TID=4262&page=1   (406 words)

 Russian Proverbs & Sayings
Plunge into the wisdom of the Russian people that these proverbs and sayings offer.
Several Russian proverbs with their English equivalents taken from a dictionary.
For those who really wish to twist their Russian tongue.
masterrussian.com /index-24.shtml   (81 words)

 Russian Folklore--Links
Students in my Russian folklore class are encouraged to peruse these resources but to do so critically.
Russian Folklore and Culture A useful page maintained by Sang Hyun Kim.
Russian Folk Songs: An archive of on-line music.
bama.ua.edu /~adrozd/rus252/folklorelinks.html   (160 words)

 Folklore 2005
is is listed in the Catalog as "a general, interdisciplinary introduction to Russian culture with special emphasis on folklore, tracing its development from pre-Christian times to the present.
For any further details regarding schedules, grading, papers and/or exams, you must be a member of the class and have our password.
Russian Folk Song and Dance, video from the series JVC video anthology of world music and dance
www2.wheatonma.edu /Academic/AcademicDept/Russian/RUSSIAN/folklore.html   (756 words)

 Hippocrene Russian: Dictionary of Russian Proverbs & Sayings, russe, Dictionary|Proverbs, Proverbs, Printed Matter
A comprehensive Russian-English sourcebook on Russian proverbs, this reference contains 5,543 Russian proverbs and their literal or free English translations.
Ample cross-referencing for proverbs on related subjects is included, as is a handy English proverb index.
Russian Polytechnic $59.95 Hippocrene English-Russian Comprehensive Dict $29.95 Hippocrene Dictionary of Russian Proverbs $35.00 Language Littles Russian-Speaking $34.95
www.worldlanguage.com /French/Products/35043.htm   (309 words)

 Russian Books On-Line In English
Folk and moral tales, and poetry from Russian Orthodox culture
Speaking In Tongues(some Russian Poetry in English Translations)
Folk and moral tales, and poetry from Russian Orthodox culture(on-line)
www.geocities.com /ruslitonweb   (363 words)

 Swobodin’s Blog » Blog Archive » Russian proverbs
Word is not a bird: once it flys, you can’t catch it.
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 Super Russian Resources
As you discover additional good sites, please send them on to me at my e-mail address at the bottom of the page.
Russian Folklore and Culture Sites by Sang Hyun Kim
Many great Russian songs and some with melody
www.uni.edu /becker/Russian2.html   (122 words)

 "ABOUT RUSSIAN" - news about Russian language and Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The global Internet company is looking at international market expansion with Russian language version.
The Tolstoy Foundation was created in New York City in 1939 by Alexandra Tolstoy, the youngest daughter of author Leo Tolstoy.
The center, with a mission to preserve Russian culture and traditions, aided Russian refugees escaping war and persecution.
www.rlcentre.com /journal_e12.htm   (161 words)

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