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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 and Abkhazia.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Russian_language   (3074 words)

 Russian proverbs - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Russian proverbs give an insight an 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   (120 words)

 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Russian sayings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Russian sayings give an insight an many aspects of Russian history, culture, national character.
Russian language is replete with many hundreds of proverbs (пословица/poslov'itsa/) and sayings (поговоркa/pogovorka/).
Quite a few sayings are of literary origin.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Russian_sayings   (194 words)

 Merry Christmas at cozy corner: tradition, russian recipes and russian christmas, italian recipes ans christmas
Sturgeon is used to make fish soup and fish solyanka; it is eaten boiled, coated in breadcrumbs and fried, roasted in pastry or on a spit.
But various baked dishes have always been the pride of Russian cookery, and this is especially true of baked sturgeon.
Russians are fond of saying that appetite comes with eating.
www.cozy-corner.com /natale/christmas/russian_recipes.htm   (1190 words)

 Russian sayings: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Russian sayings give an insight an many aspects of Russian history History quick summary:
Russian language[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] is replete with many hundreds of proverb proverb quick summary:
A proverb (from the latin proverbium) is a pithy saying which had gained credence through widespread or frequent use....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/r/ru/russian_sayings.htm   (303 words)

The Russian children took part in the camp as volunteers, and they prepared most of events in the program.
Some of them have Russian grandparents, or their parents were in Russia before that, some of them had plans to use Russian in future - in business, politics or in some other international connection.
These advanced students were the background of the language lessons, they helped teaches, they studied deep details of the language specific and motivated newcomers to be more quick and more efficient in the lessons.
www.afs.org /partners/rus/event/ls96_uk.htm   (389 words)

 Celebration of Pokrov in Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In the 14th century the Russian pilgrim Alexander saw in the church an icon of the Holy Virgin praying for the world, depicting St. Andrew in contemplation of her.
Primary Chronicle, St. Nestor says that the protective intercession of the Mother of God was needed because of the attack of a large pagan Russian fleet under the leadership of Askole and Dir.
There are Russian sayings about Pokrov, such as “Fall in the morning, winter in the afternoon” or “On Pokrov, before dinner it is autumn; after dinner, winter.” These sayings came about because in October, right around Pokrov, the weather got very cold and the first snow fell.
www.wscsd.org /ejournal/article.php3?id_article=152   (1124 words)

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ä The roots of “Russian sumptuous feasts” are associated with pagan rites and funeral feasts.
Russians do not typically have a meal called “lunch,” rather they enjoy obyed, which is Russian for dinner, served between 1 and 3 p.m.
Russian holidays with specific food traditions, but first, a little more discussion about Russian history in relation to food.
www.resnet.trinity.edu /aferraro   (2673 words)

As a rule, however, they are cited there for illustrating the normative use of this or that word in a given expression, that is, actually as "noted phrases": since if the word appears in proverbs, then it certainly is possible to be said.
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   (1367 words)

 Брань на вороту не ...
Here are some of the countless proverbs and sayings that many Russians still use.
This is a list of our favorites—proverbs and sayings we have heard or read over several years.
Russians tend to use proverbs and sayings more than we do in the USA and the UK, so you might find that the British/American equivalents sound a little old-fashioned or even unfamiliar.
www.ic.arizona.edu /ic/atheneum/witandwisdom.html   (1080 words)

 All About Jewish Theatre - Andrei Malaev-Babel never knew his grandfather Isaac Babel (1894-1940),
Odessans, says the actor, "have an incredible sense of humor, incredible wit." The gangster hero of the "Odessa Stories" is Benya Krik, who Malaev-Babel describes as a sort of Robin Hood with a "very peculiar sense of honor and justice and incredible courage and wit and ingenuity."
Malaev-Babel says the writer was "famous for his conciseness." Kane describes his style as "reduction, reduction, as to intensify.
Malaev-Babel says he translated the stories himself, then had scholar-adapter Roland Reed shape them into a vernacular that was a "sharp American equivalent" to the speech of the gangsters and other characters Babel invented.
www.jewish-theatre.com /visitor/article_display.aspx?articleID=503   (484 words)

 Gogol. Russian literature. Tikos. Dramatic works
The principles developed in Gogol's theoretical writings and his view of the requirements of contemporary Russian drama are further illustrated in his magnificent play, The Inspector General, which was destined to become the foundation of a new Russian comedy and guaranteed his fame as a playwright of genius.
Suffice it to say that the censors passed the play only because Gogol and his friends managed to attract the attention of the Tsar himself, who thought it hilariously funny and gave his permission for its performance, almost in an imitation of Gogol's penchant for presenting art as imitating life.
It, too, concerns a Russian province, a chance traveller, a cheat and card-sharp who is cleaned out of all his possessions by locals lying in wait at the inn for just such an opportunity.
www.samizdat.com /gogol7.html   (9614 words)

 McFarland - Publisher of Reference and Scholarly Books
Variants of each saying are included, and careful attention is given to the differences in British and American versions.
The proverbs and sayings are arranged alphabetically by the first Russian word (in the Cyrillic alphabet) and are cross-referenced so the reader can find analogous Russian versions of English sayings.
There is a keyword index for each language (one in English, one in Russian in the Cyrillic alphabet), which allows the reader to find a proverb or a saying without knowing the first word.
www.mcfarlandpub.com /book-2.php?isbn=0-7864-0703-4   (192 words)

 Re: More modern russian derivatives
The Russian language is on a decline mirroring the deathspiral of the Soviet empire.
In the '60s when I was in college, those of us who studied Russian called ourselves the optimists.
Balalaika, yurt, taiga (Russian tundra), steppe and cossack (from the same roots that give us Kazakhstan, one of those newer-fangled countries that sound like a death-rattle in a tuberculosis ward.
www.phrases.org.uk /bulletin_board/13/messages/731.html   (337 words)

 ИНТРИГА - Russian - English Dictionary of Proverbs and Sayings
For instance, БАБУШКА (Бабка, Старуха) (ЕЩЁ) НАДВОЕ СКАЗАЛА (гадала), where the words БАБУШКА НАДВОЕ СКАЗАЛА are the saying in its basic form.
The words (Бабка, Старуха) given in brackets, are the variants of the basic component БАБУШКА; the word (гадала) is the variant of the basic component СКАЗАЛА; the word (ЕЩЁ) is an optional component of the saying.
* (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.: * Во-первых, как вам известно, вопреки пословице, брань на вороту виснет… (Ю.Герман.
cab.al.ru /eproverb/sayings_2.html   (1055 words)

 My Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
I have collected all the aphorisms from native speakers' contemporary speech and from mass media during the period of "perestroika" (from the end of 1980's through 2002); therefore, all of them are used in contemporary Russia or by Russian-speaking immigrants abroad.
I have also determined the frequency of individual proverbs according to the number of occurrences in the contemporary Russian press and the number of responses among the Russian-speaking respondents.
These language units may be especially important from a cultural point of view because they mirror those types of attitudes that the previous generations did not seem to favor in their aphoristic language.
www.susqu.edu /facstaff/h/holtn/my_research.htm   (496 words)

 Russian Austin, TX, USA; Русский Остин, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
At the end of March, the UT Russian Club and Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies will be putting on a Girl Scout "Russia" morning in Dripping Springs.
Friendly Russian family is looking for a responsible person who is willing to help with a house work in a spare time.
She asked me to spread the word to the Russian community in Austin to see if anyone was willing to help this family.
www.russianaustin.com /classified/p2.htm   (2398 words)

 Gleaner's Links: Proverbs, Sayings, Maxims ||||
Armenian Sayings Illustrated partially transliterated and/or translated; WARNING, downloads slowly, and the graphic illustrations may be a bit morbid for some people.
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.
www.geocities.com /WallStreet/Bureau/8759/langlinks/reading-proverbs.html   (360 words)

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I started my Russian campaign (you have accused me of a Napoleon complex, so it is only fitting) well before a series of practical jokes started to hit the ship.
Let me just say that it was some time before any of us saw the doctor in the gym.
I will say that morale on the ship was high, since we were all having so much fun.
mywebpages.comcast.net /nesabj/dearirina5.htm   (1807 words)

 The Moscow Times - Daily News on Business, Politics and Culture in Russia and the CIS
Japanese and Russian naval forces plan to stage joint search and rescue drills in the Sea of Japan this year, in another step of confidence building between the two countries, a news report said over the weekend.
President Boris Yeltsin led Russians in the annual outpouring of praise for their long-suffering womenfolk on International Women's Day, but also suggested they could be more active in affairs of state.
Russian newspapers Monday named First Deputy Prime Minister Anatoly Chubais as one of the top candidates to win the board chairmanship of Unified Energy Systems in an upcoming shareholders meeting called to revamp leadership at the ravaged energy monopoly.
www.themoscowtimes.com /indexes/1998/03/10/01.html   (1580 words)

 Russian Language and Culture Resources for Teachers and Students of Russian
Those interested in Russian textbooks can view Lidia's textbooks inside and download complimentary audio and flashcards (as well as grammar sheets on Grammar page).
Written by a native speaker, Russian Basic-Intermediate is an illustrated guide into the world of Russian language and culture.
It is filled with interesting Russian texts, clear grammatical explanations, numerous exercises, humor and asides with information about Russian history, culture, literature and art.
www.mccarthybooks.com   (283 words)

 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How
Written examples are extant from the 10th century onwards.
The official language remained a kind of Church Slavonic until the close of the seventeenth century, but, despite attempts at standardization, as by Meletius Smotritsky c.
An large collection of classical and modern Russian e-texts.
www.irelandinformationguide.com /Russian_language   (2287 words)

 National and Cultural proverbs collection
A comprehensive collection of proverbs and sayings from national and cultural perspectives around the world.
Between saying and doing, many a pair of shoes is worn out.
He who says what he likes will hear what he does not like.
www.quotesandsayings.com /proverbial.htm   (3389 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Russian Gypsy Fortune Telling: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
I think the book would be very good for first time users, of all ages, as it is well written and the text is easy to read and understand.
I have used the Russian Gypsy Fortune telling cards off and on for several years.
The book and the meaning of the cards are written in a down to earth style, It is also spiced with Russian folk sayings such as "Love isn't like a potato, you can't throw it out the window".
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0062508768   (741 words)

 The Fully Human Voice
Translated from Russian (thanks mostly to Jane Crouch and Elizabeth Markowsky), this article is still, clearly, in a different language from what Americans are used to reading.
Such Russian sayings as out of the mouths of babes comes truth (usta), and a rumour flies from usta to usta, show the power of this concept.
On Russian Orthodox icons, the images of saints are always depicted with tiny, concentrated mouths, literally a dot.
library.umaine.edu /nancyogle/article.htm   (2504 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.
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masterrussian.com /index-24.shtml   (81 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
This "grain of truth" lies in the fact that unless and until you have drunk some vodka with your Russian partner, he will only view you just as a partner.
Two other important overtones for you to consider: remember to exhale the air abruptly through your mouth before you drink your vodka (don't do it noisily, and try not to make a show of it: drinking "experts" do it reflectively and almost unnoticeably).
They will stand you in good stead and serve you as "open sesame." If you use any of them, your Russian partners will immediately accept you as a close friend, and you can count on their complete confidence thereafter.
www.enteh.com /eninteresting4.html   (811 words)

 Hippocrene Russian: Dictionary of Russian Proverbs & Sayings, Ruso, Dictionary|Proverbs, Proverbios, Printed Matter
Hippocrene Dictionary of Russian Verbs PB (75 $35.95 Berlitz Russian Cassette Pack $23.95 Harper Collins Russian: Russian for Beginners $15.00 Face of Russia--Part III: Facing the Future, $34.95
Don't panic- Russian is easier to speak and understand than it may seem.
Our Rough Guide to Russian explains the Cyrillic alphabet with an easy to understand pronunciation guide and is organized in convenient dictionary style.
www.worldlanguage.com /Spanish/Products/35043.htm   (321 words)

 Without Vodka, by Aleksander Topolski - Q&A
But I must emphasize the role of the Polish Government-in-Exile in London, under the leadership of Sikorski, and the part played by General Anders, who had served in the Tsar's army in WWI and understood the Russian temperament.
The Russians, like English speakers, have many sayings that sum up a situation or comment on it.
Our family of course knew the goings on of the war from the Finnish point of view but I'd often been curious as to what the Russian vantage point had been of that war.
www.withoutvodka.com /hist.htm   (2264 words)

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