Michele A. Berdy

Opinion 2 days ago

Why Is Russia Bombing Its Own City?

Why Is Russia Bombing Its Own City?

Opinion 2 days ago

How to be spiteful in Russian and how the laws of karma will get you.

Opinion 1 week ago

Putin's Bad Russian Conservatism

Putin's Bad Russian Conservatism

Opinion 1 week ago

How five words in Vladimir Putin's inaugural address can take two days to translate.

City 1 week ago

Get Some Moscow Flower Power

Get Some Moscow Flower Power

City 1 week ago

The best way to get into a spring mood is to visit a blooming garden! Here are our top five faves.

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Putin's Language (R)Evolution

Putin's Language (R)Evolution

Opinion 2 weeks ago

If you've only been listening to President Putin speak for a few years, you can't imagine what a lively, bawdy, funny, folksy speaker he used to be.

City 2 weeks ago

What's On in Moscow May 9

What's On in Moscow May 9

City 2 weeks ago

Get ready for Russia's non-stop celebration of Victory in 1945.

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Russian Hell Hath No Fury

Russian Hell Hath No Fury

Opinion 3 weeks ago

I need to up my game in Russian expressions of outrage. Come on, let’s get furious! Let’s bounce off the walls and hit the ceiling and blow a gasket.

City 4 weeks ago

On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!

On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!

City 4 weeks ago

The sun is shining, the leaves are green, the streets are clean... perfect weather for a run.

Opinion 1 month ago

In Russian, Blame the Cat

In Russian, Blame the Cat

Opinion 1 month ago

Friend alert! Never let a cat run between you and your friend or relative. Why? It's a long story.

City 1 month ago

Get a Jump on Summer: How to Rent a Dacha

Get a Jump on Summer: How to Rent a Dacha

City 1 month ago

Do you experience dacha-envy? Are your dacha-owning friends sick of you sleeping on their porch couch? Do it right this year!

City 1 month ago

Pushkin House Announces Book Prize Short List

Pushkin House Announces Book Prize Short List

City 1 month ago

On Friday executive director Clementine Cecil of the Pushkin House came to Moscow and announced the shortlist for their annual Book Prize.