The Russian River Valley in Western Sonoma County is one of the top choices for a Northern California vacation getaway. A three-semester sequence (Russian 371, 372, 373) covers the most important prose texts produced within the thousand-year history of Russian letters, while a two-semester sequence (Russian 354, 355) examines the main figures and movements in nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetry.
As I like to say: They loved Gorbachev because he allowed them to kill the Russian Bear; they adored Yeltsin because he allowed them to feed off the remains of the Russian Bear; now they fear and hate Vladimir Putin because he has resurrected the Russian Bear.
Troitsky even goes so far as to say that the center of gravity of Russian opposition activity is gradually shifting from Russia to foreign countries” and that this process may give birth to something like ‘a government in exile,’” a description that recalls some of the views of Russian emigres before World War II.
Among the recommendations is for students in foreign universities to shift to Russian institutions. The other primary reason for this blog is to provide the reader with a different take on geopolitical assessments, historical information and news developments concerning politics in general and the Russian Federation in particular. I know my Russian isn’t that good but now I don’t need to feel uncomfortable, of course I’ll continue to learn and speak with native people during such table meetings. Dome homes aren’t just visually delightful—they also have advantages over your typical boxy house. Andrey Yakunin, the son of Vladimir Yakunin—the boss of Russian Railways, and one of Vladimir Putin’s oldest friends—lives nearby, in a mansion worth four and a half million pounds.
When you arrive, get yourself ready to put on some slippers (which you will for sure be offered when you show up at the host’s apartment) and enjoy some intercultural conversation with a few shots of vodka or that classic cup of Russian tea. I am glad to report that the Russian Orthodox Church is making a comeback throughout the Russian Federation because Orthodox Christianity can be a cure to many of Russia’s current sociological problems, including its demographic problem. Russian Flagship at PSU hosted the 6th Russian Immersion Teachers Summit on June 20-24, 2016. If you have to say that in Russian – here is the formula – Let’s drink for: Za… vstrechu (for our meeting), za uspeh (for success), za hozyaev (for the hosts), za hozyaiku (for the lady of the house, who spent hours preparing the meal) etc.