Michele A. Berdy

Moscow 6 days ago

25 Russian Words For 25 Years: Part Two

25 Russian Words For 25 Years: Part Two

Moscow 6 days ago

This week I begin my trek through time stuck in a traffic jam. The place: Moscow. The year: 2005.

Russia 1 week ago

Derk Sauer on Journalism, Russia and Being a Black Sheep

Derk Sauer on Journalism, Russia and Being a Black Sheep

Russia 1 week ago

The founder of The Moscow Times looks back

Moscow 1 week ago

25 Russian Words For 25 Years: Part One

25 Russian Words For 25 Years: Part One

Moscow 1 week ago

To celebrate The Moscow Times' 25th anniversary, I'm walking down a linguistic memory lane...

Moscow 2 weeks ago

That's a Russian Laugh and a Half

That's a Russian Laugh and a Half

Moscow 2 weeks ago

A funny thing happened on the way to work this morning…

Moscow 3 weeks ago

The Sweet Smell of Russian Money

The Sweet Smell of Russian Money

Moscow 3 weeks ago

It's not always proper to discuss money in Russia and in Russian, but sometimes you have to. And if you have to, you might as well do it right.

Moscow 1 month ago

The Russian Shame Game

The Russian Shame Game

Moscow 1 month ago

It's fascinating how many words there are in Russian to describe inappropriate behavior.

Moscow 1 month ago

Russian Grammar Friday

Russian Grammar Friday

Moscow 1 month ago

Okay, since it’s the start of a new school year, this is Grammar Friday. Hey, come on! Where are you guys going?

Moscow 1 month ago

Russian Artist Pavel Kaplevich's Dialog with a Russian Masterpiece

Russian Artist Pavel Kaplevich's Dialog with a Russian Masterpiece

Moscow 1 month ago

In the courtyard of the Tretyakov Gallery is a pavilion that shelters a new work of art by Pavel Kaplevich. But before you enter, go into the museum to see the work ...

Opinion 1 month ago

Being Knowledgeable in Russian Is Harder Than You Think

Being Knowledgeable in Russian Is Harder Than You Think

Opinion 1 month ago

September 1 is big deal in Russia and the other countries that once made up the Soviet Union.

Moscow 1 month ago

Shawurma? Shawerma? What Do You Call the Scent of Russian Summer?

Shawurma? Shawerma? What Do You Call the Scent of Russian Summer?

Moscow 1 month ago

You suddenly have a craving for a gyro. What do you ask for in Russian? (This is a trick question.)