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6 interesting facts about Pushkin’s language

We know many things about Russia and the great Russian authors, but how many things do we know about Russian? The Russian language (русский язык, russkiy yazyk) is an East Slavic language, and the official language of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. It’s a part of the Indo-European language family and, together with Belarusian and [...]

Russian – The language of Tsars, Astronauts and Well-Known Artists

What do Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Pasternak, Catherine the Great, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Yuri Gagarin, Peter the Great have in common?  If your answer is: their mother language. You are right! They all spoke Russian! Spoken by the tsars and by well-known artists, Russian is one of the six official languages of the UN and one of the [...]