fotoapparat and other fun words

Old cameras

photo by Olga Filonenko

Check out this awesome blog of practical Russian vocabulary. This is an excerpt from the lesson on photography but there are plenty more parsed out by subject/situation. Love it!

“Whether you shoot selfies by the bathroom mirror, take snapshots of your family at picnics, or do professional photoshoots, chances are you deal with photography in your life. When learning languages, we often chase the practical, “everyday” vocabulary, so arts and crafts tend to fall by the wayside. Let us go over some phrases that will let you talk about your photography!” 

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Ukraine, not The Ukraine

Ukraine's language divide. Data source: 2001 national census. (Laris Karklis/Washington Post)

Ukraine’s language divide. Data source: 2001 national census. (Laris Karklis/Washington Post)

Ukraine is in the news quite a bit these days. Do you know :

  • It’s not The Ukraine, it’s just Ukraine.
  • Ukraine is about the size of Texas but with twice as many people.
  • What’s all the fuss about? Why are there protests and riots?

READ THIS helpful article from the Washington Post, 9 questions about Ukraine you were too embarrassed to ask.