#Poll: Generalized Images of Russian Women in the West

Boris Kustodiev - The Merchant's Wife (1918).
Boris Kustodiev – The Merchant’s Wife (1918).

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In Russia everything is secret yet there are no secrets.

Catherine the Great (1729-1796). Continue reading #Poll: Generalized Images of Russian Women in the West

#Poll: Politician of the Year 2014

New World Order Disorder

Ivan Krylov’s Fable “The Wolf and the Lamb”

Alexander Zudin - G1 + G7
Alexander Zudin – G1 + G7

Ivan Andreyevich Krylov, The Wolf and the Lamb.

Always are the weak at fault before the strong.

In history we hear a host of examples,

But history we are not writing:

Here is how they tell of it in Fables. Continue reading Ivan Krylov’s Fable “The Wolf and the Lamb”

#RussianProverb: If You Want to Live, You Should Be Able to Spin

Boris Kustodiev - A Merchant, 1918.
Boris Kustodiev – A Merchant, 1918.

Хочешь жить – умей вертеться

(hóchesh zhit’ – uméy vertétsya)

If you want to live, you should be able to spin

or

Continue reading #RussianProverb: If You Want to Live, You Should Be Able to Spin

Understanding Russia with native Russian speaker

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