Michele A. Berdy

Opinion 1 day ago

More Fun With Russian Measures

More Fun With Russian Measures

Opinion 1 day ago

We’ve gotten a bit lax lately in the Word’s Worth office, which means just one thing: it’s time for a Friday pop quiz.

News 5 days ago

ArtDocFest Under Fire Over Ukraine Films

ArtDocFest Under Fire Over Ukraine Films

News 5 days ago

In its tenth year, the popular Russian festival of documentary films continues to attract controversy

Opinion 1 week ago

Measuring Up the Old Russian Way

Measuring Up the Old Russian Way

Opinion 1 week ago

How about a refresher course in ancient Russian measurements? Get a tape measure and get measuring.

City 1 week ago

Moscow Gets a New Museum

Moscow Gets a New Museum

City 1 week ago

The Museum of Moscow opens a new exhibition space named after Moscow's most famous chronicler, Vladimir Gilyarovsky.

Opinion 2 weeks ago

The Winds of Russian Change

The Winds of Russian Change

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Do Russians deal with change better than other nations? They sure have lots of ways of describing it.

Opinion 3 weeks ago

The Ungrateful Russian Wretch

The Ungrateful Russian Wretch

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful. Or not. The interesting case of Russian gratitude.

Opinion 4 weeks ago

A Very Russian Mishmash

A Very Russian Mishmash

Opinion 4 weeks ago

Studies show that there is a direct correlation between level of turmoil and number of consonants in Russian words used to describe it

Opinion 1 month ago

The Soviet Language Revolution

The Soviet Language Revolution

Opinion 1 month ago

The Soviet revolution in the Russian language was monumental.

City 1 month ago

Sounding Smart in Russian — Sometimes

Sounding Smart in Russian — Sometimes

City 1 month ago

I am a big fan of what Russians call вводные слова (parenthetical words), often used at the beginning of a sentence.

City 1 month ago

Love as a Russian Chemistry Experiment

Love as a Russian Chemistry Experiment

City 1 month ago

You know that chemistry between Marshall and Lily? In Russian it's not химия. Really.