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Russian Radio

Posted by: galfinit | March 17, 2014 Comments Off on Russian Radio |

Hello fellow Russian enthusiasts!

Did you know that you can listen to Russian rock on the local radio?  Every Sunday night from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, on KMUZ 88.5!

You can listen to it streaming online here: http://kmuz.org/

And like the Russian classic rock hour on Facebook here!: https://www.facebook.com/RussianRockRadio


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Finding Films and TV Shows in Russian

Posted by: galfinit | March 14, 2014 Comments Off on Finding Films and TV Shows in Russian |

Hello again!)

Wanted to know a cool trick to help you find TV shows and films in Russian?

  1. Look up what you’d like to watch on Wikipedia
  2. Switch Wikipedia to Russian
  3. Copy and paste the title of your show/movie into a search bar
  4. Find your show/movie!

This insures that you get the correct translation of the title of your entertainment. Just be careful when exploring sites you’re unfamiliar with!


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Russian Through Music

Posted by: galfinit | March 7, 2014 Comments Off on Russian Through Music |

Listening to music in a foreign language can a great (and fun!) source of language review. It can enhance your vocabulary, pronunciation, grammer, and cultural understanding.  Plus, I have a crazy theory that it helps me do better on my Russian homework! 🙂

With that, here is a list of wonderful Russian songs! I suggest you make a Youtube playlist of them. That way, you get suggestions on Youtube for even more Russian music!

Russian songs:

  1. Вера Брежнев & Dan Balan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec8Yui1PmTs
  2. Потап и Вера Брежнева http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80-0lWcCKcI
  3. Меладзе http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0o4j1qnO6Y
  4. Меладзе & Виа Гра http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rav-frJx_7w
  5. Зара http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kSredCo9R4
  6. Киркоров http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12LXHiYGrvA
  7. Дайнеко http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpWQCzRSAkw
  8. Гагарина http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT8ElbZTGdg
  9. Quest Pistols http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhF5fswJ6hY
  10. Иванушки http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5Z9-4JV99c
  11. Давай за (let’s do it for) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kvM-WCXxok
  12. Там за туманами (there, beyond the fog) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDs3H6_Z27Q
  13. Не валяй дурака, Америка (get your act together, America) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wuq1EE8ymc
  14. Конь (stallion) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOwgABNW47E
  15. Комбат (combat) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ywWYSBmAdk
  16. Виктор Цой: Перемен (changes) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FU8csnZxdPA
  17. Виктор Цой: Группа Крови (blood type) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wa35wOqLkzA
  18. Девочка Видение http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f65p6S6FE8g
  19. Город 312 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXXN-h9hpQo
  20. Земфира – Хочешь? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpJ_fYyAeYk
  21. Океан Ельзи – Без Бою (Ukrainian, but you have to listen to it) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbkEVJgrBUs
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Vocabulary Learning Just Got Easier!

Posted by: galfinit | November 4, 2013 Comments Off on Vocabulary Learning Just Got Easier! |

Hi everyone!

Perhaps you’ve noticed that on the My Russian Space on the WISE site, a new button has showed up entitled “Quizlet.” This is our new online flashcard program that the Language Learning Center has provided for students to use! If you click on it, you’ll find that flashcards are already made for all of the Russian vocabulary words from the Live From Russia textbook. In addition, there are a ton of awesome ways to study these vocabulary words through Quizlet. So explore the site and enjoy (the LLC Russian Liaison should stop by your Russian class soon to explain further). 🙂

Another thing to note: right next to the Quizlet button on the WISE site is the Sign Up button for Russian tutoring. Probably the best way to master the Russian language and succeed in class is by practicing with a native speaker, and you will be able to do just that by clicking that button and signing up for Russian tutoring with the Russian Language Assistant Anastasia. So sign up and watch your grade soar up! 😀

That’s all folks! Thanks for reading!

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Nose in the Opera!

Posted by: galfinit | October 14, 2013 Comments Off on Nose in the Opera! |

The Russian department is organizing a trip to see a live broadcast of Shostakovich’s opera The Nose, at Salem’s Regal Santiam Cinema, Saturday October 26th. They will leave at 9:30 in the morning and return at 12:45 in the afternoon. Tickets cost $24.00, but Russian students have their tickets subsidized by the department, and need only pay $10.00 to Professor Sarah Bishop. Click here to see a video that will give you a glimpse of the story of the man who wakes up without his nose. 🙂 Hope to see you there!

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The First Russian Club Event of the Year!

Posted by: galfinit | October 8, 2013 Comments Off on The First Russian Club Event of the Year! |
Hi all. A couple of things I’d like to bring up:
1. Tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6:30 we’re taking a trip to Privet, the Russian store, for goodies for tomorrow’s movie night (we’ll be watching Kidnapping Caucasian Style, a Soviet era comedy, at 8:00 in WLS). Meet at the WLS at 6:30 if you’d like to join the shopping trip!)) Also, please note, anyone is invited to the movie night, so please bring your friends!)))
2. If you’ve haven’t already, you should like the Willamette University Russian Program Facebook Page! Click here!
Thanks guys!)))
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Russian Club Move Night Next Wednesday!

Posted by: galfinit | October 1, 2013 Comments Off on Russian Club Move Night Next Wednesday! |

Hi all!

Russian Club is hosting a movie night in the LLC on the first floor of Ford next Wednesday, October ninth. It’ll be from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM, and more than likely there will be food! Yay!

We’ll be watching <<Кавказская Пленница,>> or “Kidnapping Caucasian Style.” It is a Soviet Era comedy that is truly a hoot! Check out the trailer here!

Also don’t forget we’ll be having a meeting tomorrow at 8:00! See you then!)))

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Привет, dear Russian students!

Posted by: galfinit | September 23, 2013 Comments Off on Привет, dear Russian students! |
Привет, dear Russian students!

My name is Anastasia and I have the privilege of being your Russian tutor this year.

Although I grew up in America, I remain a native Russian speaker. My family migrated from Russian when I was ten months old, and since then Russian has been the primary language in our home. We watch Russian television, listen to a lot of Russian music (ask me if you want suggestions!), and observe many Russian traditions . . . well, at least the fun ones! 🙂

Most of my relatives remain in Russia and we travel there every year or so–mostly to the beautiful city of St. Petersburg, but also to surrounding regions. We mainly visit in the summer and, unlike common opinion, it doesn’t snow and there are no polar bears strolling around–on the contrary, it can get quite hot!

This year I am a sophomore at Willamette and currently hold the position of Minister of Propaganda of Russian Club, so I encourage you all to please join us! Meetings are every Wednesday at 8pm in the World Language Studio (first floor of Ford). We will be planning movie nights, game-and-tea nights, and cultural events! No knowledge of Russian is needed- everyone interested in learning more about the Russian Culture is invited!

As a Russian tutor, I hope to help you understand grammar difficulties, improve your pronunciation, and help you with anything else you can think of! Please visit often – language is the type of subject you can always improve at. To sign up for tutoring, please go to WISE – My Russian Space – Sign up (on Left), and choose the best time for you. If you want to run by me with a question, I will generally be in the Great Hearth for the following hours:

Tue: 2-3 pm

Wed: 3-4 pm

Thurs: 2:30-3:30 pm

Fri: 3-4 pm

However, I might be helping others out and there are a lot more time options for signing-up, so please sign up when possible!

Hope to see you all soon!
Anastasia Ruvimova
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Welcome Back to Another Year of Russian!

Posted by: galfinit | September 11, 2013 Comments Off on Welcome Back to Another Year of Russian! |

Hi everyone. I thought I’d post this video and news article (click the image to watch them sing!) as a welcome back to another year of wonderful Russian language and culture.

Keep in mind that Russian Club meetings are Wednesday nights from 8:00 to 9:00 in the World Languages Studio. Hope to see you there!

Read More…

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Viva la Vitas

Posted by: galfinit | April 18, 2013 Comments Off on Viva la Vitas |

Hello students of Russian! As I was listening to some Russian music while doing my homework last night I came across this song:

Vitas – The Star

It has a lot of vocabulary words and grammatical concepts we know of, so it’s great for listening practice!

It’s also just a beautiful piece of art.

Enjoy my friends!

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