Hollywood stars and celebrities also speak Russian

Did you know that some Hollywood stars and famous people speak Russian? Mila Kunis, Sergey Brin, Aiden McGeady, Milla Jovovich, Anton Yelchin, Natalia Oreiro, Kate Beckinsale, Paul Landers, Ralph Fiennes, Johnny Weir, Condoleezza Rice, Chris Hadfield, Caroline Wozniacki have a pretty good command of Russian. Let's see how good they are speaking Russian.

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"Getting to know" - Quiz

You've already know that in Russian there are a number of similar-sounding words connected with getting to know people. The common element in each case is "знаком" (acquainted) which has the same root as the verb "знать" (to know). Unfortunately, in the list below the phrases have got rather muddled up. Sort them out and match them with the appropriate translation on the right-hand side.

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New names in Russian literature

The literary map of Russia in recent years has expanded rapidly. Now the most important writers come not only from Moscow and St. Petersburg, but also from many other regions. The first look at the lists of nominees shows that in Russian literature there are many foreign names. And the first few pages of the books of these authors make it clear that the richness of his language and his gift of the narrator can envy even writers with authentic Russian names. This "boom" - a new milestone in the history of Russian prose.

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