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Bероника
Nov 6th, 2009, 07:50 PM
Welcome to the Russia thread.In this thread we can post photos,news,talk about anything related to Russia:its culture,its language,its people ...Contributions are welcome of course!

I'll start with some beautiful photos of that beautiful country that I found the other day in a french website.I hope you like it ;)


http://www.geo.fr/var/geo/storage/images/voyages/vos-voyages-de-reve/russie-croisiere-de-moscou-a-saint-petersbourg/kiji-eglise-de-la-transfiguration/395755-1-fre-FR/l-eglise-de-la-transfiguration_620x465.jpg



http://www.geo.fr/var/geo/storage/images/voyages/vos-voyages-de-reve/russie-croisiere-de-moscou-a-saint-petersbourg/moscou-kremlin/395788-1-fre-FR/l-entree-du-kremlin_620x465.jpg



http://www.geo.fr/var/geo/storage/images/voyages/vos-voyages-de-reve/russie-croisiere-de-moscou-a-saint-petersbourg/moscou-cathedrale-basile-le-bienheureux/395851-1-fre-FR/la-cathedrale-basile-le-bienheureux_620x465.jpg


http://www.geo.fr/var/geo/storage/images/voyages/vos-voyages-de-reve/russie-croisiere-de-moscou-a-saint-petersbourg/banlieue-de-moscou-monastere-de-novodievitchi/395917-1-fre-FR/le-monastere-de-novodievitchi_620x465.jpg



http://www.geo.fr/var/geo/storage/images/voyages/vos-voyages-de-reve/russie-croisiere-de-moscou-a-saint-petersbourg/l-universite-de-moscou/395962-1-fre-FR/l-universite-de-moscou_620x465.jpg


http://www.geo.fr/var/geo/storage/images/voyages/vos-voyages-de-reve/russie-croisiere-de-moscou-a-saint-petersbourg/matriochkas/396004-1-fre-FR/les-matriochkas_620x465.jpg


http://www.geo.fr/var/geo/storage/images/voyages/vos-voyages-de-reve/russie-croisiere-de-moscou-a-saint-petersbourg/le-canal-de-moscou/396025-1-fre-FR/le-canal-de-moscou_620x465.jpg


http://www.geo.fr/var/geo/storage/images/voyages/vos-voyages-de-reve/russie-croisiere-de-moscou-a-saint-petersbourg/ile-de-kiji/396322-1-fre-FR/l-ile-de-kiji_620x465.jpg


http://www.geo.fr/var/geo/storage/images/voyages/vos-voyages-de-reve/russie-croisiere-de-moscou-a-saint-petersbourg/saint-petersbourg-croiseur-aurore/396433-1-fre-FR/le-croiseur-aurore_620x465.jpg


http://www.geo.fr/var/geo/storage/images/voyages/vos-voyages-de-reve/russie-croisiere-de-moscou-a-saint-petersbourg/saint-petersbourg-l-ermitage/396454-1-fre-FR/l-ermitage_620x465.jpg


http://www.geo.fr/var/geo/storage/images/voyages/vos-voyages-de-reve/russie-croisiere-de-moscou-a-saint-petersbourg/pres-de-saint-petersbourg-peterhof/396499-1-fre-FR/le-chateau-de-peterhof_620x465.jpg

Bероника
Nov 6th, 2009, 07:54 PM
St Petersbourg :hearts:

http://www.russian-st-petersburg.com/PhotosPetersburg/images/07.jpg

http://www.russian-st-petersburg.com/PhotosPetersburg/images/12.jpg

http://www.russian-st-petersburg.com/PhotosPetersburg/images/14.jpg

http://www.russian-st-petersburg.com/PhotosPetersburg/images/43.jpg

http://www.russian-st-petersburg.com/PhotosPetersburg/images/49.jpg

http://www.russian-st-petersburg.com/PhotosPetersburg/images/50.jpg

http://www.russian-st-petersburg.com/PhotosPetersburg/images/53.jpg

http://www.russian-st-petersburg.com/PhotosPetersburg/images/56.jpg

http://www.russian-st-petersburg.com/PhotosPetersburg/images/57.jpg

http://www.russian-st-petersburg.com/PhotosPetersburg/images/62.jpg

Света_мой_№1
Nov 6th, 2009, 08:57 PM
love all the pics

I saw a pic with matroesjka's I bought one a week ago will make pic of it and post it.
I dont have question about my studie yet but I am not that far so they may come and I will ask over here.

Bероника
Nov 7th, 2009, 07:41 PM
First snow of winter falls on Moscow


http://www.necn.com/Boston/World/2009/11/07/First-snow-of-winter-falls-on/1257602904.html

Bероника
Nov 7th, 2009, 07:43 PM
love all the pics

I saw a pic with matroesjka's I bought one a week ago will make pic of it and post it.
I dont have question about my studie yet but I am not that far so they may come and I will ask over here.

:lol: I have several matrioshkas I bought there

Света_мой_№1
Nov 7th, 2009, 09:12 PM
First snow of winter falls on Moscow


http://www.necn.com/Boston/World/2009/11/07/First-snow-of-winter-falls-on/1257602904.html

it was on the news here. I always watch kids news that we have over here its less depressing. like lovely snow in russia.

gdot
Nov 7th, 2009, 09:54 PM
i dont know how to pronounce it but matrioshkas is an awesome word :lol: seeing that pic made me want to post this, which is double the amazing because andrei arshavin and roman pavlyuchenko are 2 of my favourite footballers :)

http://i34.tinypic.com/2mx4mk8.jpg

Света_мой_№1
Nov 10th, 2009, 04:28 PM
this is my matrioshka its made by a russian woman called larissa she lies over here and makes a lot of russian things.
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9052/dscn1377t.jpg

Света_мой_№1
Nov 10th, 2009, 04:29 PM
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/7546/dscn1373q.jpg

Dorien.
Nov 10th, 2009, 05:06 PM
that's beautiful :)

Bероника
Nov 10th, 2009, 07:05 PM
that's one of the big sized ones,isn't it? It's beautiful

Mine is smaller.

Света_мой_№1
Nov 10th, 2009, 08:10 PM
I believe they are 12,5 centimeters if I am right

HybridTheory
Nov 14th, 2009, 10:22 AM
Молодец Вероника! A Russia thread :worship:

Any natives in here who want to speak Russian with me? Я изучаю русский язык а я очень люблю говорить по-русски! :lol:

HybridTheory
Nov 14th, 2009, 10:25 AM
Your Matryushka looks very pretty malle Pietje!

*Anja*
Nov 14th, 2009, 11:51 AM
I love Russia! It is one of my favorite countries in the world! =)) Can't wait to go to Moscow :D

p.s. I'm learning Russian :P

*Anja*
Nov 14th, 2009, 11:54 AM
I can't open all the photos so sorry if some of these 2 were already post...

http://www.bestwaytoinvest.com/UserFiles/Image/Russia-c.jpg
http://www.mongolia-web.com/images/stories/moscow.jpg
<3 <3 <3

gdot
Nov 15th, 2009, 05:59 PM
I can't open all the photos so sorry if some of these 2 were already post...

http://www.bestwaytoinvest.com/UserFiles/Image/Russia-c.jpg
<3 <3 <3

too pretty :hearts:



some russian swimmers broke some world records at the world cup meet in berlin:

arkady vyatchanin - 200 backstroke - 1.46.11 :inlove:
sergey fesikov - 100 individual medley - 50.96
evgeny korotishkin - 100 butterfly - 48.48

other russian medallists
nikolay skvortsov - 1st - 200 butterfly
anastasia ivanenko - 2nd - 400 individual medley
arkady vyatchanin - 3rd - 100 backstroke

i wish zueva was fit enough to compete she would have owned the backstroke :sobbing:

Bероника
Nov 15th, 2009, 08:54 PM
beautiful photos,Anja :D And welcome here,I don't think I have seen you around before :wavey:

oh and wow,russian swimmers :worship:

Света_мой_№1
Nov 16th, 2009, 01:07 PM
nope I havent seen anja before either.

welcome anja!!!

*Anja*
Nov 16th, 2009, 03:18 PM
Hey спасибо ;) Yes I'm new here :D

http://russian.arizona.edu/russia.jpg


My 2 favorite persons from Russia (not including tennis stars) are Evgeni Plushenko and Dima Bilan (and everyone who is connected to them :P)

I'm member of Dima's Serbian Fan Club and I've met with him, Evgeni and Edvin on Eurovision 2008 :D

http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v285/93/49/1324512192/n1324512192_7391_4817.jpg
^ Me with Evgeni on Russian party...

Evgeni and Edvin are the nicest persons I've ever met!!! Evgeni is so frendly, I've talked to him like we've known each other for years :)) I simply love him! :D


99% of people here LOVE Russia, and we say that Serbia and Russia are something like "brothers" country :P heheh

Milito22
Nov 16th, 2009, 03:32 PM
Qolsharif Mosque in Kazan:worship:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b1/Kul-Sharif_wide_angle.jpg/800px-Kul-Sharif_wide_angle.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0a/Mosque_%22Kul_Sharif%22.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c4/Kul_Sharif_Mosque_-_Kazan_-_Russia_02.JPG/800px-Kul_Sharif_Mosque_-_Kazan_-_Russia_02.JPG

*Anja*
Nov 16th, 2009, 04:02 PM
WOW fantastic! thanks for pics! <3

Bероника
Nov 16th, 2009, 07:20 PM
Serbia and Russia also share same alphabet,don't they?

*Anja*
Nov 16th, 2009, 07:28 PM
Yeah we also use Cyrillic :) But we have 30 letters, cause we don't have ё, й, щ, ъ, ы, ь, Э, ю, я ;)

Bероника
Nov 21st, 2009, 07:06 PM
Russians Rule Rankings

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/javaImages/c7/8e/0,,12781~7638727,00.jpg



Every year on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, new champions emerge and new faces from various countries surge up the rankings. However, the one constant in recent history is Russia as the dominant country on the women's tennis scene. Players from Russia may not win all the Grand Slams (just one in 2009), but they had more than twice as many Top 100 players in the 2009 year-end rankings as the second-place country and won more than twice as many Tour singles titles as the second-place country. Don't expect the Russians' dominance to diminish anytime soon, as a now-healthy Maria Sharapova should return to prominence and Dinara Safina, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Elena Dementieva, and Vera Zvonareva are all in their primes.

Players Ranked in 2009 Year-End Top 100 (As of November 9, 2009)
Russia: 15
Czech Republic: 6
France: 6
Germany: 6
Italy: 6
United States: 5
Romania: 4
Spain: 4
Belarus: 3
Belgium: 3
China: 3
England: 3
Slovakia: 3
Switzerland: 3
Ukraine: 3
Australia: 2
Austria: 2
Chinese Taipei: 2
Croatia: 2
Hungary: 2
Japan: 2
Poland: 2
Serbia: 2
Argentina: 1
Bulgaria: 1
Canada: 1
Denmark: 1
Estonia: 1
India: 1
Israel: 1
Kazakhstan: 1
Latvia: 1
Slovenia: 1
Uzbekistan: 1

Notes: Russia had four players in the year-end Top 10. It had the most players it's ever had in the year-end Top 10 in 2008 with five ... The United States has the record with six players in the year-end Top 10 in 1981, 1982 and 1983. In each of those years the Top 4 players were all from the United States. ... There have been at least three Russians ranked in the year-end Top 10 every year since 2004 and at least two every year since 2003.

Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Singles Titles in '09
Russia: 13
France: 5
United States: 5
Belarus: 4
Italy: 4
Denmark: 3
Spain: 3
Belgium: 2
Israel: 2
Germany: 2
Hungary: 2
Serbia: 2
Australia: 1
Austria: 1
Czech Republic: 1
Japan: 1
Romania: 1
Slovakia: 1
Switzerland: 1
Thailand: 1

Notes: Six different players captured the 13 titles won by Russians in 2009, led by Safina, Kuznetsova and Dementieva, who each won three ... Players from Russia won eight of the 19 Premier-level events in 2009. No other country had more than two ... Russia has won four of the past six Fed Cups.

gdot
Nov 21st, 2009, 08:51 PM
russian tennis players :worship:

(unlike the footballers who didnt qualify for the world cup :()

Bероника
Nov 21st, 2009, 09:16 PM
yeah,I heard that some days ago.I'm not a fan of football so I'm not really :( about it :p but I know Sveta is a big fan of the russian football team,she must be disappointed :hug:

Bероника
Nov 28th, 2009, 12:56 PM
some really sad news today in Russia :sad:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DU-0b74g-Yc

Света_мой_№1
Nov 28th, 2009, 04:20 PM
hmmm that is bad news. lucky enough sveta doesnt travel by train but lots of people are killed.

Света_мой_№1
Dec 11th, 2009, 12:26 PM
ok last time I talked about finding the russia letters hard to write.

these are the first 9 letters:

http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/3456/getattachmentxb.jpg

my question is do you have to write them like this or is there also a easier way??
I find the first and 8th letter hard to write.

Diogenovna
Dec 11th, 2009, 02:16 PM
Mel, there is a full alphabet
http://demiart.ru/forum/uploads3/post-69385-1244783559.jpg
For A you see another version, and Ё is often written and printed without two points as Е. Well, that is like everything, as more practice - as more easy.

Bероника
Dec 11th, 2009, 02:29 PM
Mel,when I first started learning russian,I found very useful to write the letters time after time in calligraphy notebooks (like the ones we used at school to learn to write ;) ).After some pages,of writing the letters again and again,you won't find them that difficult.

You know,something like this:

http://static.flickr.com/103/293012935_89ad285496.jpg

Света_мой_№1
Dec 11th, 2009, 05:29 PM
yeah we had that on school too. but where can I find it in russian so I can print it out. the letters I can write but they look a bit childish

Анна
Dec 14th, 2009, 11:10 PM
This is one of the best sites I found for planning to go to Moscow (or just learning about it!): www.moscow-russia-insiders-guide.com/

I'm learning the writing in a workbook, and just like Vero said, it's a lot of copying line after line of letters. I think my Russian writing is better than my English :lol:.

Bероника
Dec 16th, 2009, 07:54 AM
Well yeah,sure they look childish :lol: but it's only the same as when we were learning how to write as kids,now it's learning how to write in another language and alphabet ;) I don't know where you can find.I bought mine (long time ago) in specialised bookstore.Maybe you can find some on line if there's no specialised bookstore near where you live.Still,if you can't find anything,just let me know,I can buy you some and send it to you if you want ;) I suppose they'll still be selling them.

If not,simply by printing from internet you can make your own russian letters notebook,I think.

Thanks for the link,Anne.I wish I could go back to Moskva anytime soon :sobbing:

Bероника
Jan 7th, 2010, 09:49 AM
Today russians celebrate Xmas,so с Рождеством! to our russian friends :)

Sveta (Vagosha) herself has written a short message on russian forum:
http://www.wtatour.ru/index.php?showtopic=423&st=280

*Anja*
Jan 7th, 2010, 10:03 AM
We also celebrate Christmas today so, с Pождеством to all orthodox fans or in Serbian "Срећан Божић" ;) ;) ;)

Bероника
Jan 7th, 2010, 10:19 AM
Срећан Божић to you,Anja! :)

(just copied and pasted it,I don't speak serbian...yet :p ;) )

a little curiosity I have: how do you pronounce the letter between "e" and "a"?

Света_мой_№1
Jan 7th, 2010, 04:27 PM
well I just say have a great christmas to you all!!

Bероника
Feb 22nd, 2010, 09:18 PM
for the ones learning russian here's an interesting twitter:

http://twitter.com/russianlanguage


you can learn new words or expressions here ;)

*Anja*
Feb 22nd, 2010, 09:48 PM
Срећан Божић to you,Anja! :)

(just copied and pasted it,I don't speak serbian...yet :p ;) )

a little curiosity I have: how do you pronounce the letter between "e" and "a"?


We don't pronounce it cause we don't have any letter in between some letters :P You see, in Serbian every letter has its sound... hahaha even I don't understand what I was trying to say, but I hope you'll (some how) understand it :P

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serbian_Cyrillic_alphabet

The Serbian Cyrillic alphabet was developed in 1818 by Serbian linguist Vuk Karadžić; Karadžić based his alphabet on the Cyrillic alphabet, on the simple principle of "write as you speak and read as it is written"

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a1/Serbian_Cyrillic_Cursive.png

But not to go more off topic :D I went to Fed cup against Russia with other girls from JJ Fan Club, but unfortunately I didn't take picture with Svetlana or any other girl =(( They were not in good mood for taking pics with fans before matches so... I hope I'll have more luck next time, maybe when I come to one of the most beautiful towns in the world - Moscow :worship:

Bероника
Mar 30th, 2010, 04:07 PM
Since it's general article about russian tennis (talks a bit about Sveta too),it suits more this thread than articles thread.But very interesting read:

Tall wave of Russian women rolling over women's tennis

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- At the start of the Sony Ericsson, there were 14 Russian women in the draw, names that slide easily off the tongue like Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Pivovarova.

Top seed Svetlana Kuznetsova, who was born in St. Petersburg, is a lovely woman who doesn't want to be called "Kuzy" anymore. She thinks it sounds too young. You might remember that Kuznetsova won the U.S. Open back in 2004 and the French Open last year.


No? Well the Russian contingent is polished and confident and, like young Hollywood actresses, more and more come along every year.

Knowledgeable tennis fans know Kuznetsova, Dinara Safina and Elena Dementieva. Maybe even Nadia Petrova and Vera Zvonareva. But there are dozens more. Don't know Alisa Kleybanova or Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova? You will.

How did this happen? How did Russian tennis go from Soviet bloc unknowns to glamorous Anna Kournikova and Maria Sharapova?

It began with Anna Dmitrieva and went viral with the fall of the Berlin Wall. Dmitrieva started playing tennis in Moscow and became the Moscow junior singles champion at the age of 16. In 1958, when the USSR joined the International Tennis Federation, Dmitrieva became the first Soviet woman to play at Wimbledon. She reached the finals of the Wimbledon junior tournament. Four years later, she reached the fourth round of the main draw.

"People in the Soviet Union had no money and no opportunity for travel," said historian Bud Collins. "Anna Dmitrieva is the mother of women's tennis in Russia."

And were it not for a moment of embarrassment by a former Soviet leader, it might have been longer still.

"Nikita Khrushchev was giving a speech in London in the mid-1950's," said Collins, "and someone asked him, 'Would you like to go to Wimbledon?' and he said, 'What's that?' Nine months later, he dug up a park in Moscow and built some decent courts."

There were moments of greatness for Soviet players, like in 1974, when Olga Morozova became the first Russian woman to reach a Major final. She lost both the Wimbledon and the French Open finals to Chris Evert.

But the endless baseline brigade began in full when communism collapsed and tennis became an Olympic sport in 1988. Russians wanted in on the glory and the fame. And the money.

"People might not remember that Natalya Zvereva was a hero, a very brave tennis player," said Bud Collins of the young woman who, at the 1989 Family Circle Cup, brazenly dismissed her $24,000 runner-up check and saying it would go to the Russian tennis federation, not to her.

"She threatened never to play again," said Collins, "and she got her money. It changed the game for the Russian players."

To what extent? Well Sharapova just signed a $70 million Nike deal, making her the highest-paid female athlete in the world. The contract includes a line of clothing that she'll design, and doesn't infringe on the money she's already making from Tiffany and Sony Ericsson and Canon. Dementieva, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist and fifth-ranked player in the world, signed a new endorsement deal with Maui Jim sunglasses. She is listed as the 19th most powerful celebrity in Russia. Sharapova, no surprise, is first.

The tidal wave of Russian players, often tall and attractive and powerful -- some say boring with little tactical diversity -- began in early 2000, when Kournikova, who never won a singles title, was still the top draw for nine years. She was joined by names like Anastasia Myskina and Yelena Bovina. Last year at the U.S. Open, five of the top ten seeds, including No. 1 Safina, were from Russia.

And often, they beat each other. The week before last year's Open, Dementieva beat Sharapova in Toronto. In the first round of the Sony Ericsson, 86th-ranked Kudryavtseva beat 85th-ranked Vera Dushevina. The 28-year-old Dementieva, who lost in the second round of Sony Ericsson to comeback queen Justin Henin, said it's the spirit of the Russians that drives them so far.

"We are fighters," said Dementieva, whose long blonde ponytail is not so distinct from her countrywomen but whose devastating backhand is hers alone. "We push hard and we have a fire."

But even Tolstoy, who included a scene about tennis in Anna Karenina, could not have imagined this.

The Russians have 10 players ranked in the top 45 in the world, 14 in the top 100.

"It's a Russian mentality," said famed coach Nick Bolletieri, who first worked with Sharapova when her father, Yuri, brought his 8-year-old daughter to America. "They are disciplined. They work hard, they hit hard. And they keep coming at you, like the Russian Army."

Света_мой_№1
Apr 20th, 2010, 06:27 PM
ok people I didnt make a choice about my tattoo yet but I picked out the 3 I am thinking about wich are:

-life is not a problem to be solved, it is a mystery to be lived:
-happiness is not a destintion it is the attitue with wich we choose to travel.
-dont wait till the storm is over, learn to dance in the rain.

now what I reall want is this in russian and in russian handwritting if that is possible I dont know if there is a program for this or someone can post it over here.
my russian is not so good so could anyone help me with this.

Bероника
Apr 20th, 2010, 08:44 PM
you picked the best 3 ;)

You mean handwritting as when we write into a paper? I only know to write that way on a paper,not on computer,to be able to write in russian letters I have to use this page:

www.translit.ru

but I think this is not the handwritting that you want.I'll search around internet,maybe there is some page to write that way and will let you know.

Света_мой_№1
Apr 21st, 2010, 04:36 PM
http://demiart.ru/forum/uploads3/post-69385-1244783559.jpg
For A you see another version, and Ё is often written and printed without two points as Е. Well, that is like everything, as more practice - as more easy.

more like this

Bероника
Apr 21st, 2010, 10:42 PM
that's what I thought but so far I have found nothing to write with these letters on computer...

Bероника
Jun 10th, 2010, 08:05 PM
for the ones that like to watch russian tv I find this link to watch RTR Planeta on your computer:

http://www.rtr-planeta.com/video_efir.html?namee=_128

Анна
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:11 AM
I found Chas Suda, a court show, on YouTube. Here's an episode; it has English subtitles but several of them do not. Not a problem if you are Russian or speak fluent Russian like Vero ;).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP6olChnhD8

Court shows like this are very popular in the U.S. Maybe some of you have heard of Judge Judy or the People's Court. You might have your own shows in your country.

Bероника
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:21 PM
there was a similar one here too,but many years ago.Also I've watched a couple of times the russian one,but I don't like this kind of tv shows tbh.

and I'm not fluent,I wish I was.I understand it but I still miss some parts,but I try to listen to as many russian (radio and tv) as I can to get better,although at the moment I don't have a lot of time.

By the way,wanted to ask to our russian friends:is it possible that Igor Nikolaev has been in some film? because I swear it was him in the night film yesterday on rtr planeta,or looked a lot like him.

Bероника
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:22 PM
to the ones that are on facebook,I recommend you this page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Russia-Travel-across-the-country/117475371601417

everyday they post amazing photos of different places in Russia :worship:

Bероника
Jun 26th, 2010, 03:00 PM
this may sound strange but please don't take it bad,could any of the russian forumers teach me some swearwords and expressions in russian,like the most used ones and what they mean.We don't get that taught in class :lol: :tape: but it's also part of language learning.Teachers don't want to once someone asked,the more they've taught us is the use of the word "чёрт" in some expressions,but that's about it.

Света_мой_№1
Jun 26th, 2010, 04:49 PM
I only know doerak ok durak I dont know how you write it means idiot thats all I know I would like to learn some also

Анна
Jun 26th, 2010, 05:44 PM
I always wanted to ask the same thing:tape::lol::angel:. I'm sure Bart would step in and teach us Polish as well ;). If we'd somehow get in trouble, there's always PM.

Bероника
Jun 26th, 2010, 09:17 PM
yeah,I know durak as well but I don't think it's that strong,I was thinking of worse things :lol: :tape:

Света_мой_№1
Jun 26th, 2010, 10:55 PM
haha well I know but its the only one I know there is a horse called durak where I ride horses only spelled doerak but I never telled them what it meant

Света_мой_№1
Jul 14th, 2010, 06:10 PM
was there someone that was looking for a russian board for the computer I found some

http://www.hayfood.nl/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=62_69&products_id=1081

froggysveta
Jul 16th, 2010, 03:16 AM
yeah,I know durak as well but I don't think it's that strong,I was thinking of worse things :lol: :tape:

I laughed when I heard you wanted to learn worse Russian swear words (maybe Anastasia Rodionova knows a few... :lol:). I think (check up on this + spelling) that "cyкa" ("suka") is the equivalent of "b*tch" (or perhaps worse) :tape:

And a number of years ago I was listening to those pseudo-gay chicks from T.a.t.u in an American radio interview (please don't ask why I was listening...) and they made the host look a bit silly. He asked them "How do I say 'hot' in Russian, like this CD cover is 'HOT'?". After much Russian mutterings and giggling to each other, Lena (the redhead) replied "Kpyтa" (kruta), which (very loosly translated) means....um.......'do-able'. Kind of like "sexy" but with much darker (and smuttier) overtones. So the DJ kept saying things like "This is CD is very Kpyтa, your outfits are VERY Kpyтa, and your videoclip (All the Things She Said) is very Kpyтa!" :rolleyes:

But I'm sure there are many worse things to say in Russian. Just watch any Russian movie: eg. The Suit/"шик"; Mermaid/"Русалка"; or The Return/"Возвращение") and you'll find some nice swear words to look up! Also "Lilya 4 ever" is another award-winning Russian film starring Oкcaнa Aкиншинa. Actually You'd be hard-pressed to find a Russian film (from the 1990s onwards) that doesn't have swear words in it.

I'll let you know if I find some better ones for you ;) But in the meantime, check out this link....if you dare!!!:

http://yedda.com/questions/Swear_Words_Russian_languages_2735314035198

froggysveta
Jul 16th, 2010, 11:32 PM
I discovered last night (don't ask how) that "чёрт" (chort) specifically means sh*t and has a wide myriad of application, while "ублюдoк" (ublyudok) means "b*st*rd" - not in the sense of a child born out of wedlock, but rather the more general use as one would shout to a........shall we say, not-so-nice male homosapien who has done you wrong :lol:

Wow, cursing in Russian is hard work. I feel so dirty........... :unsure:

Bероника
Jul 17th, 2010, 04:58 PM
:lol: very interesting contributions,Marc

Bероника
Jul 17th, 2010, 05:49 PM
white night in St Petersburg :hearts:

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs099.ash2/38269_144509448898009_117475371601417_464916_82983 90_n.jpg

Bероника
Jul 18th, 2010, 06:23 PM
Today I read in newspaper the first part of a very interesting travel report about a journalist that made a trip at Transsiberian (can't wait to read the next ones).This is one of the things I want to do in this life :D Must be so curious! Do you think I'm crazy? Do you know anybody that has made this travel?

froggysveta
Jul 23rd, 2010, 03:30 AM
Today I read in newspaper the first part of a very interesting travel report about a journalist that made a trip at Transsiberian (can't wait to read the next ones).This is one of the things I want to do in this life :D Must be so curious! Do you think I'm crazy? Do you know anybody that has made this travel?

Do you mean the TransSiberian Railway? Or by car/bus?

I've heard amazing things about the TransSiberian Railway system, I think it used to be part of the old Orient Express(???) and it used to travel the old Silk Route travelled by Marco Polo all the way into China. I think I'm right, or maybe I'm just making this stuff up. Anyway, I'm pretty sure that Mr Josef Stalin used forced-labour to build the railway and it was murderous work and many lives were lost in the process, but the result seems to be one of the ultra-classic railway lines in the world. And I've heard that Siberian folk are VERY friendly and hospitable (despite the hostile climate), so if you walk down a Siberian street you are likely to get invited in for a meal and sometimes even a bed (proceed with caution ;)) even though they don't know you. How cool is that?! :cool:

It definitely sounds like something to add to your bucket list of "Things to do Before you Die" ;)

Dorien.
Jul 23rd, 2010, 03:57 PM
Vero, here in belgium you had a program about someone who made a whole trip trough Siberia and Russia. He did it by car and he visited a lot of persons in different cities. It was really interessting because most of the time the people lived all alone, far away from the big cities.
He did it during the winter and a year later he went back in the summer to visit the same persons.

Bероника
Jul 23rd, 2010, 06:37 PM
Yes Marc,I meant the TransSiberian Railway.With all due respect to the car and buses lovers,the travel loses a bit of its charm this way.I prefer by train.I read it doesn't go faster than 60km/h so you can see all the landsacpe without problems,and you get to meet people on the train.And yeah,russian hospitality is legendary from what I've heard,even with people who can't communicate in russian.

Another point of my interest is the Baikal lake.I have to go there before I die.


I'm of course talking about going in summer or spring,I don't think my body would stand the very cold russian winter tempetatures :help: which is too bad because seeing it all cover in snow must be :hearts:

froggysveta
Jul 24th, 2010, 12:37 AM
Oops I made a big boo-boo :smash:

The railway was finished in 1916 so Stalin wasn't culpable afterall. And why was I thinking Marco Polo...? I must've been think of something else I'd heard or seen. Sorry, I really messed that one up and got it hopelessly wrong, but it made for an interesting story :lol: Argh, it's a pity my brain isn't what it used to be.... Very sorry for the misinformation, Vero! I'll just go sit in the corner and put a paper bag over my head now...

But I also read it's about 9,500km long so you'll need to take a lot of books to pass the time. I hope you don't suffer from motion-sickness :p

BTW, have you seen the TV series "Long Way Round" with Ewan McGregor and his mate tooling through Russia, Kazakhstan (amongst many other countries) on a couple of killer motorbikes? Check out these links if it tickles your fancy:

http://www.longwayround.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Way_Round

Now that's a cool way to travel! :cool:

Bероника
Jul 28th, 2010, 02:42 PM
Russia got the 3 medals in 20km Race Walk today :worship:

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/07O83iw315bXh/610x.jpg

Big congrats to the 3 of them,but specially to Olga Kaniskina who won the Gold!

Света_мой_№1
Jul 28th, 2010, 04:38 PM
yeah I saw that I am going to walk 2 evenings a week now but never that fast and long

Bероника
Jul 28th, 2010, 06:09 PM
yeah I saw that I am going to walk 2 evenings a week now but never that fast and long

that seems like a good habit ;) I should walk more too

Света_мой_№1
Jul 28th, 2010, 08:27 PM
Untill now it feels great walking for 1 hour with some speed just to get a better condition so fitness wont be so big difference

Bart77
Jul 29th, 2010, 08:30 AM
BTW, have you seen the TV series "Long Way Round" with Ewan McGregor and his mate tooling through Russia, Kazakhstan (amongst many other countries) on a couple of killer motorbikes? Check out these links if it tickles your fancy:

http://www.longwayround.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Way_Round

Now that's a cool way to travel! :cool:

Yeah, "Long Way Round" is a great doc series. And an excellent example how the Russian (and post Soviet + Mongolia) province looks like nowadays. If you guys are interested in Russia more than from the postcards you should definitivelly watch it.
Evan McGregor (Trainspoting anyone?) and Charley Boorman, two good friends, decided to ride world around (from London through Europe, Ukraine, Russia, Kazachstan, Mongolia, Russia(Siberia), Canada, throuhg US to NYC). And they did mostly by motorcycles (and also by TransSibberian railway and plane of course). It's not a typical posh journey with movie stars and huge back up team. Mostly you can see the whole journey from just two of them (McGregor & Boorman and one camerman) point of view, they went there mostly incognito, staying in random people's houses, etc. Anyway you can see how average people live there, how the towns and villages looks like, and how beautifull (and mostly untouched (!!!) by humans) nature looks like. Oh, and they were at Baikal Lake and went via transsiberian railway (when the road in Siberia ends).
Really, I hihgly recommend this series coz you can learn more about Russian culture, habbits and nature than from any other tv programm I know about. And one more thing, most of the episodes are from Ukraine, Russia, Mongolia and Siberia.
I do not recommend to watch some clips form the series on youtube coz the whole magic aura of the trip is lost there. Just go to videostore and buy or rental it. I'm sure there is a Spanish version too. There is also a book about the whole trip (mostly the same stuff than in movie but some parts are broader). And do not mistake "Long Way Round" with "Long Way South(Down)" which is about trip to South Africa ;) (but as I've heard it's not as good as "Long Way Round")

As for Bero question about is it crazy to travel to Siberia... I think if you do not afraid to go alone and have in mind some other issues like knowing language (a little bit at least), to know more about local habbits (learn to drink vodka!), have prepared some alternative routes, cash, emergency addresses, a few lessons self defense would be useful too, etc. In other words if you'll be well prepared than go for it girl!
And last but not least, when I was studing I had some friends from Russia (and one was from Siberia) and I've heard crazy things about Russian (not only Siberian) railway but than it was some time ago and secondly fear to unknown has always big eyes. And the last thing, some of my friends were in Ukraine (Black sea) by train and in Belarus by car recently and all of them were really happy about the whole trip. Also going by car to Moscow is not a such a challenging issue nowadays as it was 10 years ago as I've heard.

Bероника
Jul 29th, 2010, 06:18 PM
Well,thanks a lot for all this info.I don't know where I can find "Long Way Round",it's not on my video rental store for sure as I visited it the other day.

Well,going in Transiberian is a long project,I don't know when I'll be able to do it,but I'll take notice of all this.How do they drink vodka there?

Bart77
Jul 29th, 2010, 09:33 PM
Well,thanks a lot for all this info.I don't know where I can find "Long Way Round",it's not on my video rental store for sure as I visited it the other day.

You can buy it here:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ewan-McGregor-Charley-Boorman-Special/dp/B000B5KEEQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1280437862&sr=1-1
or try on any ebay. If you are not sure if it's worth buying don't worry. Buy it and if you're not gonna like it I'll refund you the money ;)

Well,going in Transiberian is a long project,I don't know when I'll be able to do it,but I'll take notice of all this.How do they drink vodka there?

First episode(s)of Long Way Round show how they prepared to the trip. Some practical travelles books will be usefull too (Lonely Planet or Rough Guide series - both the best and for sure have some about Russia, in Spanish too; here are few:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Trans-Siberian-Handbook-Trailblazer-Bryn-Thomas/dp/1873756941/ref=pd_rhf_shvl_2
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Russian-Lonely-Planet-Phrasebook-Jenkin/dp/1741046882/ref=pd_sim_b_6

They drink a lot of vodka. In Poland people drink a lot of vodka but in Russia it's like several times more. And it's not only reserved for men (like mostly in Poland) but also women drink it. It's not a special thing to see drunk women on the streets (especially during special days like Womens' Day - 8 March) in smaller cities. Oh and one more thing, in many cases Russian vodka is stronger than the one you can buy in stores, it's because mostly the one people drink is made at homes. And vodka is still a form of currency in some regions. There is a Russian expression that says "Without vodka you can't do this"... I have heard that Putin and Medvediev are starting a new restricting policy to change (reduce) drinking habbits of Russian people (both of them do not drink). I'll keep fingers cross for that but on the other hand vodka is (unfortunatelly) a Russian tradition so reduce it will be hard.

Анна
Jul 30th, 2010, 02:02 PM
This is one of my fears of going to Russia-I don't drink much, and the vodka there is surely much stronger than the exported stuff in my country :lol:. I don't want to accidentally get drunk (unless I was just going for it, then that's different ;)). I think you gulp, not sip, shots but get some kind of snack in between.

As for the Trans-Siberian Railway, this too is one of my dreams. Now I've met someone in Vladivostok, which may make going there worthwhile :lol:.

OT: Some of you may have heard of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. This has nothing to do with the railroad or even Russia. It's a band that travels mostly in the winter over Christmas, and it's sort of like Christmas music (and some rock) set to a light show. I saw them two years ago and they are wonderful, but lots of strobes and flashing lights. The arena even had signs saying "If you have epilepsy, do not do this". It was founded by one of the members of Pink Floyd, who were known for their light shows.

froggysveta
Jul 31st, 2010, 01:21 AM
How do they drink vodka there?

Very slowly and with blood-shot eyes ;) But seriously, Vero, don't be afraid of the booze. Embrace the booze, make it your friend..... :hearts: Trust me, the Vodka is easy!!! It's that old Soviet-style cognac that will really kill you. It has quite a kick, but thankfully it's only 40% alcohol :lol:

Bероника
Jul 31st, 2010, 06:39 PM
I heard on tv Russia is burning :sad: it's caused by the heatwave and unusually high temperatures that they're going through.There have been 20 dead people already because of it.

I hope these fires are not provoked by crazy people as it happens here every summer :fiery:

Света_мой_№1
Jul 31st, 2010, 08:16 PM
Yeah I heard that it was in moscow to I hope sveta's house will be there when she gets home

And I heard it was already 23 that had died

froggysveta
Aug 2nd, 2010, 03:21 AM
I heard on tv Russia is burning :sad: it's caused by the heatwave and unusually high temperatures that they're going through.There have been 20 dead people already because of it.

I hope these fires are not provoked by crazy people as it happens here every summer :fiery:

Yeah I saw this too on TV and it's always terrible to see and there's always so little anybody can do. Water and fire retardent only goes so far. Here in Australia we are very familiar with the devastation bushfires can cause and we have them every summer without fail. And to think that there are people out there who deliberately light these fires is just.....disturbing :mad:

Let's hope the weather will be kinder to the brave people out there fighting the fires! :unsure:

froggysveta
Aug 3rd, 2010, 03:51 AM
Just saw the Russian news this morning and these poor blokes caught in the middle of a firestorm near a town called Бopкoвкa. They were trying to get to the village but saw that it was entirely in flames. Luckily they managed to drive their way through the fires and find their way out again. But it demonstrates how futile fighting wild fires this large can be. :eek: Heart-pounding stuff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2cW-aAvACU

froggysveta
Aug 8th, 2010, 03:52 AM
If you want to get an idea of just how bad the smoke in Moscow is at the moment, check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAd2sA6rZfs

They say it's getting down into the Metro stations too and the air currently has 6 times the 'acceptable' pollution level and visibility is down to a couple of hundred metres. People are now fleeing this great city :eek: I guess Sveta got out of Moscow just in time!

Bероника
Aug 8th, 2010, 12:28 PM
It's just horrible :sad: My russophile heart feels like crying everytime I see or read about the situation in Russia this summmer.

I guess if I was living in Moscow I would try to stay home as much as possible and avoid going to the street,but it must be difficult to do that.

froggysveta
Aug 9th, 2010, 03:53 AM
More crazy Russian news. I just couldn't go past this headline: "Russian man dies at sauna contest" :scratch:

Sauna contest? :lol:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/queensland/a/-/world/7730039/russian-man-dies-at-sauna-contest/

Света_мой_№1
Aug 9th, 2010, 03:06 PM
just orderd some russia stuff and a great site.

this is where I orderd.

http://www.hayfood.nl/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1233

I orderd a Ilove russia shirt
a pirate tsceburaschka that sings
and Krokodil Gena that sings

Света_мой_№1
Aug 9th, 2010, 03:30 PM
also going to order a I love st. petersburg sweater when I have money

Анна
Aug 9th, 2010, 05:07 PM
Oh how fun :) but I can't read enough Dutch (?) to tell if they ship to the U.S. :confused:

Света_мой_№1
Aug 9th, 2010, 05:17 PM
I think so but also will look for it later this evening

Bероника
Aug 9th, 2010, 06:18 PM
hahaha,the pirate Cheburashka rocks :lol: nice one

a sauna contest? that sounds like hell :spit:

Света_мой_№1
Aug 9th, 2010, 09:22 PM
Oh how fun :) but I can't read enough Dutch (?) to tell if they ship to the U.S. :confused:

they do ship to america at least I think cuz you can choose united states so that must mean they ship it over there it might be more expensive.

Bart77
Aug 9th, 2010, 09:25 PM
just orderd some russia stuff and a great site.

this is where I orderd.

http://www.hayfood.nl/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=1233

I orderd a Ilove russia shirt
a pirate tsceburaschka that sings
and Krokodil Gena that sings

When I was a kid I was watching this animated series on tv...

Bart77
Aug 9th, 2010, 09:37 PM
Yeah I saw this too on TV and it's always terrible to see and there's always so little anybody can do. Water and fire retardent only goes so far. Here in Australia we are very familiar with the devastation bushfires can cause and we have them every summer without fail. And to think that there are people out there who deliberately light these fires is just.....disturbing :mad:

Let's hope the weather will be kinder to the brave people out there fighting the fires! :unsure:

It's true but in this case as far as I concerned the authorities in Russia didn't take seriously the fires at the beginning and this is one of the reasons why the fires are so huge. And secondly people at the areas that are threaten by fire do not know much because there are no means of alarm (thanks to liberal market and public finance cuttings) like it was before (in each village in the forest areas there were bells to alarm people that something is wrong, i.e. fire) and for several years there are no forest rangers in Russia (can you believe it? - thanks to public finance cuttings of course). So yeah it's sad that as always the poor getting poorer and getting another kick while the people in power still are in power and the famous Russian beaurocracy is still unreformed. In some sence it remainds the BP oil spill in the US that looks like nothing really bad happened. The BP's CEO is fired but with enormous paid off for a good job.... ARRRGGGHHHHH!!! :fiery:

Bart77
Aug 9th, 2010, 10:53 PM
It's still vacation and travel time and I recall something that could be interesting for all Russia's lovers.
There's a Russian habbit that before starting a long trip you sit down in peace for a momment. So if you wanna travel somwhere in a Russian way do not forget about it ;)
P.S. I hope that's true coz I heard it from a person that used to travel (back than) Soviet Union (mostly Asian part and Krym) but it was many years ago...

Bart77
Aug 9th, 2010, 11:06 PM
Very slowly and with blood-shot eyes ;) But seriously, Vero, don't be afraid of the booze. Embrace the booze, make it your friend..... :hearts: Trust me, the Vodka is easy!!! It's that old Soviet-style cognac that will really kill you. It has quite a kick, but thankfully it's only 40% alcohol :lol:

Did you ever tried anything stronger (like 60-70% of alcohol)? Your eyes will be like this :eek: and your face will be like that :fiery: ha, ha, ha. And small advice, do not forget to eat pickled cucumber after each shot (especially if you drink a lot, like 0,5 liter for two, usually in 100 grams shots). It really helps to survive. Pickleds are alkaline while vodka is acid so they are ballancing quite well your stomich reactions. Yeah, even during drinking alcohol some chemestry is useful ;)
And you can buy the real pickleds in every authentic Russian or Polish store with food even in Australia.

Света_мой_№1
Aug 16th, 2010, 01:28 PM
hey some people asked for curse words here are some on a youtube video.

oQ9imIS0ty4

Bart77
Aug 17th, 2010, 06:44 AM
hey some people asked for curse words here are some on a youtube video.

oQ9imIS0ty4

Ha, ha, ha! The translations were not always accurate but cool song btw :lol:

Bart77
Aug 21st, 2010, 08:18 AM
For those who would like to enjoy Bajkal lake in the winter... Here's the video from a classic Polish hardrocker Marek Piekarczyk, who did a promo video at Bajkal Lake and Siberia this winter. Cool song and cool pics. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYb-wVdmXmU

Bart77
Aug 25th, 2010, 02:08 PM
Guys, I'm not doing such things often but while this tread is dedicated to Russian related stuff maybe some of you will be interested and would like to join and take some action. Here's the plea from Avaaz.org an non-profit organization that compiles petitions in such areas as ecology, women and social issues. You can check them at: www.avaaz.org (the site is in English, Spanish, Russian, French, Netherlands among others). Their petitions were crucial in many victories (last one was beating a proposal that would have legalised commercial whale hunting! :yeah: )
And here's the petition to stop rape trade in Russia. Yeah, I know that it's an ugly side of modern Russia...
Here's the info :

Dear Avaaz community,

This powerful appeal just came to us from one of our members:

"My daughter Oxana was a beautiful, wonderful girl, gifted in languages. She left our home when she was 20 to take her dream job as a translator in Europe. We were so happy for her. 3 weeks later the police told us she died falling from a 5th story window, trying to escape men who fooled her with the job and forced her into a sex club. I died when she died. Now I live only to stop this from happening to other girls. Please, help me."

Oxana was killed by a brutal and growing global industry - the rape trade. A major part of this trade is girls taken in Russia and sent to Europe and the US where they face an awful future of daily rape and brutality.

We can stop this horror. A powerful new convention requires strong laws to stop the rape trade -- and Oxana's father Nikolai is appealing to Russian Prime Minister Putin to sign it. Putin cultivates a macho-man image -- we can persuade him by making this a chance for him to be seen as the protector of Russian women. Russian parliamentarians say that if 1 million of us join Nikolai, they will deliver our call to the government directly. Click below to sign, forward this email widely, and let's fight one family's horror with 1 million reasons to hope:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/russia_rape_trade_putin_9/97.php?cl_tta_sign=0c34f1dcd93b457be07e0059b955103 6

The Council of Europe Convention on Human Trafficking sets the highest standards for law enforcement to tackle the criminals who run the rape trade. If Russia signed it, it would almost certainly save thousands of girls every year.

This would put a real dent in the global rape trade - in which Russia is a key nexus. Up to 50,000 Russian women and girls are forced into the sex industry each year in Europe, and Russia also is a major route for girls trafficked from Asia into Europe. If Putin becomes personally invested in this issue, he could cause a crackdown by Russian authorities, and this would send a powerful signal to organized criminals everywhere. For the sake of Oxana, her father, and millions like her, let's send that signal:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/russia_rape_trade_putin_9/97.php?cl_tta_sign=0c34f1dcd93b457be07e0059b955103 6

While many of our world's problems stem from powerful interests like global organized crime, they often persist only because the rest of the world turns a blind eye. If we all take action, we can persuade Putin and Russia to join us, and together, we can write the last chapter in Oxana and her father's tragic story, a chapter of hope.

With gratitude for all that this amazing community makes possible,

Ricken, Alice, Emma, Ben, Maria Paz, Philippe and the rest of the Avaaz team.

SOURCES:

Russia's sex slave industry thrives, rights groups say (CNN):
http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/07/18/russia.prostitution/

Russian father wins sex trafficking case (The Moscow News):
http://www.mn.ru/news/20100201/55407511.html

Russia Cuts Support For Trafficking Victims (Sky News):
http://www.avaaz.org/russia_sky_news

Света_мой_№1
Aug 27th, 2010, 08:31 PM
ok I got mu stuffed russian animals today. I know what krokodil gena is singing.
but cant figure out what tcheburashka is singing does anyone know what song it could be??

Bероника
Aug 29th, 2010, 07:13 AM
Russia wins 75-66 over Puerto Rico at 2010 World Basketball Championship

The Russian national basketball team defeated Puerto Rico 75-66 in its opening game at the 2010 World Basketball Championship which kicked off in Turkey on Saturday.

"This was a very good game in a great environment. Both teams played well. Puerto Rico were very active," Russia's coach David Blatt was quoted as saying on the FIBA website.

"We found ways to win in the trenches. We have to keep fighting this way," he said, adding that the team did well even without its best player Viktor Khryapa who had to miss the game because of trauma.

Turkey's Anadolu Agency quoted Blatt as saying his team's main goal was to keep its rival below 70 points and it managed to achieve the goal.

"We won because we played as a real team, united. If we play together, we can win," said Russia's guard Anton Ponkrashov.

Puerto Rico's coach Manola Cintron was quoted on the FIBA website as saying his team's defense was strong, while offense left much to be desired.

"Russia shot well," he said.

On Sunday, Russia will play against Turkey who won 86-47 over Cote d'Ivoire in Saturday's Group C match. Puerto Rico will face Greece who defeated China 89-81.

:)

froggysveta
Sep 24th, 2010, 03:43 AM
Another video from the "Wacky Russians" file. Check this out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7k0vqDyp5vs

See? Now this is what happens when Russian fans of Svetlana Kuznetsova don't get to watch their favourite player for a few weeks. They get bored, put on scuba gear, jump on a bicycle and go a little bonkers :weirdo:

Oh what a sad, depressing world it would be without Russian humour. God, bless 'em :)

Bероника
Sep 24th, 2010, 12:11 PM
hahaha,I love it! I didn't even know this existed :spit:

froggysveta
Sep 25th, 2010, 01:10 AM
hahaha,I love it! I didn't even know this existed :spit:

How would anyone know something like this existed before?! :lol: I saw it on the news the other day and I just had to hunt it down online. Maybe Sveta's mother and brother should come out of retirement and try Scuba Cycling...? ;)

Bероника
Sep 25th, 2010, 10:03 AM
I don't see Sveta's mum doing this :lol:

froggysveta
Oct 9th, 2010, 01:09 AM
Maybe you've all heard about this already, but I thought I would throw up the link anyway. It's about some journalism students at МГУ (Moscow State University) who decided to make a little birthday present for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin:

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/10/08/2291124/sexy-russian-calendar-honors-putins.html

Warning: Avert you eyes if you are sensitive to scantily-clad girls. For the rest of us, reach for your cardiac medication immediately! :eek:

Bероника
Oct 10th, 2010, 08:15 PM
Maybe you've all heard about this already, but I thought I would throw up the link anyway. It's about some journalism students at МГУ (Moscow State University) who decided to make a little birthday present for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin:

http://www.kansascity.com/2010/10/08/2291124/sexy-russian-calendar-honors-putins.html

Warning: Avert you eyes if you are sensitive to scantily-clad girls. For the rest of us, reach for your cardiac medication immediately! :eek:


omg Marc,I now fully understand the meaning of the message you twitted to Sveta the other day :rolls:

July is not bad month for what I see :angel:

froggysveta
Oct 19th, 2010, 03:12 AM
Here's some CCTV footage of a motorway patrolman in Russia who pulls over a car for a routine stop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auuVNptOO1U

A few moments later a pack of wild wolves come running down the street straight towards him and, having nowhere else to go, he opens the door of the car he has just stopped and jumps in the backseat for protection :lol: Apparently there are over 30,000 wolves roaming freely throughout cities and towns in Russia and seeing a pack of them running down the street isn't an usual occurance. How scary is that?!

Travel tip: Don't walk down a Russian street at night with sausages, schnitzel, or a rump steak in your pocket ;)

Света_мой_№1
Oct 21st, 2010, 03:47 PM
ok I have a question for the russian people and maybe someone else has a suggestion for a better thread to ask this but I am looking for videos of a russia serie called Сёстры Королевы. cuz there is a dutch actrice in there wich I really like she is called victoria koblenko or in russian Виктория Кобленко she plays Лена and I wanted to see how she plays in russian.

here is a pic from how she looks now(cuz she changes hair a lot)

http://www.stichtingmilieunet.nl/andersbekekenblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Nigel-and-Victoria.jpg

Bероника
Oct 23rd, 2010, 09:56 AM
some curious photos

Moscow And Its Vicinity, 1896
http://englishrussia.com/index.php/2010/10/22/moscow-and-its-vicinity-1896/

froggysveta
Oct 30th, 2010, 12:45 AM
Amazing photos! It's cool to think that Red Square still looks almost exactly the same, despite all the wars and revolution that the city has gone through in the last 100+ years. But how the communists could destroy so many of Russia's stunningly beautiful churches has always been beyond my comprehension :(

Thankfully former Moscow Mayor Лужкoв found the money to rebuild many of them. Moscow city must have deep pockets. It's a miracle! ;)

froggysveta
Oct 30th, 2010, 01:23 AM
Here's a video of the volcanic eruption that's been taking place in eastern Russia on the Kamchatka Peninsula over the last couple of days. They say it's one of the most active volcanoes in the country. It's easy to forget that Russia doesn't just consist of modern cultural cities in Moscow and St. Petersburg with snow and ice everywhere else, but there is also that highly volatile eastern area lying close to the edge of the Eurasian tectonic plate. Beautiful, but deadly! :eek:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruPPnU6MDrw

froggysveta
Dec 21st, 2010, 02:04 AM
I'd been meaning to share these links for a while, but didn't get around to it. These are a couple of videos from the über-popular show "Top Gear UK". There are different homegrown versions around the world but, to my mind, the UK version is the original and by far the best. For anyone unfamiliar with the Top Gear show, it's basically three English lads (Jeremy, James and Richard) who get to test-drive amazing cars (and some not-so-amazing cars) for a living. There is a lot of light-hearted tomfoolery along the way so it's a good romp for anyone who has an interest in beautiful machinery and slow-mo imagery of moving car parts.

Ok, so these videos are from the Top Gear story "Have The Communists Ever Produced A Good Car?". The answer is a resounding "No" and this story focuses primarily on Russian-built cars during the Cold War. Generally speaking they're not the best cars in the world to drive and the reviews are pretty harsh. But, well....let's face it. The intrepid folk at Ferrari, Lamborghini and Mercedes have set the car-manufacturing bar pretty high these days. Enjoy! :)


"Have The Communists Ever Produced A Good Car?"

*Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iVKD4TbDSg

*Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2TbnJzE_sM

Света_мой_№1
Jan 26th, 2011, 05:10 PM
and can anyone help me translate next in russian:

sveta my no.1

svetakfan

I want to change my name

Diogenovna
Jan 27th, 2011, 04:07 PM
and can anyone help me translate next in russian:

sveta my no.1

svetakfan

I want to change my name

As a calque:
Света мой №1

СветаКфан

But it is not sounds pretty good, esp the first. Need to think how make it more literary without much letters.

Diogenovna
Feb 12th, 2011, 10:49 AM
26 February the mascot of Winter Olympic games in Sochi 2014 will be chosen. Which one do you like?
http://talisman.sochi2014.com/en/

Света_мой_№1
Feb 12th, 2011, 02:06 PM
I like the brown bear and the polar bear

Света_мой_№1
Feb 12th, 2011, 02:07 PM
By the way is there already a russian song for eurovision songfestival

Bероника
Feb 12th, 2011, 06:54 PM
:lol: Ded Moroz too? Well it makes sense since it's winter olympics.All of them are so cute

Diogenovna
Feb 12th, 2011, 07:40 PM
I like animals more, though the Dolphin with ski boots and sticks:help:
My favourits are the Leopard and the Polar Bear.

And as for as I know they didn't choose the song for Eurovision yet.

Света_мой_№1
Feb 12th, 2011, 08:57 PM
we have a horrible song so dont worry about us

Bероника
Feb 13th, 2011, 03:31 PM
to me it doesn't really matter eurovision russian song as it will probably be sang in english as in last years,losing all its appeal

Bероника
Feb 27th, 2011, 12:49 PM
Leopard,Polar Bear and Rabbit have been chosen for Sochi.Great choice! All of them are so cute :hearts:

Света_мой_№1
Mar 6th, 2011, 03:48 PM
who knows where to find wallpapers of russia??

Сабина
Mar 6th, 2011, 05:13 PM
who knows where to find wallpapers of russia??

for desktop or for walls???

Света_мой_№1
Mar 6th, 2011, 07:10 PM
both I thought I could use it for my computer and maybe makes some sveta wallpapers with it

Сабина
Mar 7th, 2011, 03:35 PM
i don't know what kind of images you are looking for.
that's what i found on google...

http://www.desktopwallpapers.net/places/moscow.html

http://www.google.it/#sclient=psy&hl=it&q=russia+landscapes&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&psj=1&fp=9d3c583747395e5f

http://www.google.it/#sclient=psy&hl=it&site=&source=hp&q=leningrad+wallpapers&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&psj=1&fp=9d3c583747395e5f

maybe these links could be useful! ;)

Света_мой_№1
Mar 7th, 2011, 08:36 PM
yeah I have enough now for my computer thank you

Сабина
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:23 PM
yeah I have enough now for my computer thank you

you are welcome.
my sister studied russian at the university and her teacher gave to students some pictures of russia to be commented in russian. if she has these pictures i'll scan and send! ;)

Света_мой_№1
Mar 8th, 2011, 04:31 PM
that would be great!!

Сабина
Mar 9th, 2011, 10:26 AM
i found this sentence on a site to learn russian:
Населéние Москвы́ оди́ннадцать миллиóнов человéк
the translation given on the site is: "The population of Moscow is eleven million people"
but according to google translator the word человéк doesn't exist and the right translation for "people" is "людей".
can you tell me which is the right translation and the right meaning of the word? thx

Diogenovna
Mar 9th, 2011, 04:08 PM
i found this sentence on a site to learn russian:
Населéние Москвы́ оди́ннадцать миллиóнов человéк
the translation given on the site is: "The population of Moscow is eleven million people"
but according to google translator the word человéк doesn't exist and the right translation for "people" is "людей".
can you tell me which is the right translation and the right meaning of the word? thx

All the words are right, I think google has problems with translation because of stresses above - ' - they are not used usually in texts, and just show here the right pronunciation, but in google program entered just letters without stresses.
человек = human
люди (людей, людям, людьми, людях - different cases of it) = people
But in this kind of combination with number usually uses form "человек".
But using word людей here would not be a big mistake, but it is used usually in combinations like много людей, мало людей (many people, little people)
The only thing what I doubt here is that in the Moscow there are just 11 million people;)I think it's a little bit more because of migrants.

Сабина
Mar 9th, 2011, 04:22 PM
All the words are right, I think google has problems with translation because of stresses above - ' - they are not used usually in texts, and just show here the right pronunciation, but in google program entered just letters without stresses.
человек = human
люди (людей, людям, людьми, людях - different cases of it) = people
But in this kind of combination with number usually uses form "человек".
But using word людей here would not be a big mistake, but it is used usually in combinations like много людей, мало людей (many people, little people)
The only thing what I doubt here is that in the Moscow there are just 11 million people;)I think it's a little bit more because of migrants.

thank you!!! you're a very good teacher!!! :worship:

Bероника
May 9th, 2011, 07:14 PM
I want to wish a good Victory Day (even if it's almost finishing now) to all our Russian friends in the forum.

С Днем Победы !!!

Bероника
May 22nd, 2011, 02:58 PM
amazing pics of SPB :hearts:

http://raskalov-vit.livejournal.com/111067.html

froggysveta
Jun 30th, 2011, 07:59 AM
Hey, guys. Long time no post! :wavey:

Well I thought I would throw this link up here after watching the "60 Minutes" program on Sunday (26th June) and they featured an interesting story about the booming gold and oil mining industries in Siberia. This link has a full video of the report (13 mins, 51 seconds) plus full a transcript if you find our Aussie accents a little hard to follow ;)

http://sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au/stories/8219565/frozen-fortunes

Let's hope that in their haste to take advantage of their huge natural resource reserves that the Russian government doesn't forget the impact all these industries have on the environment and nearby communities...

piraña
Jul 2nd, 2011, 11:22 AM
do you want to help us? you only have to go to this link
http://www.tennisforum.com/showthrea...35290&page=120
and post this phrase:
¿Buscais problemas? ¡Pues escuchad nuestro lema!


thanks!

Сабина
Oct 25th, 2011, 01:34 PM
i think that sveta is totally right when she says that saint petersbourg is (one of) the most beautiful city of the world!

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.117478754934412.20567.117475371601417&type=1