The Word's Worth

The Word's Worth

Get to know Russia from the inside out, with podcasts on Russian language, culture and the latest news.

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    When a Russian Bum is Not a Bum

    Answering a question in my mailbag sent me down the rabbit hole of Russian abbreviations - great fun!

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    The Russian Dos of Don'ts

    When the command нельзя means don't, and when it means something else entirely.

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    Say, Where's That Quote From?

    You can take the Bible out of society, but you can't take it out of the Russian language.

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    Black Swans and Russian Bird Lore

    A column in which I explain the difference between ворон and ворона once and for all. I think.

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