Michele A. Berdy

Opinion 1 day ago

Of Meat and Men

Of Meat and Men

Opinion 1 day ago

To understand Russian politics, sometimes you need a culinary education. I'm on it.

Opinion 1 week ago

Seventeen Moments, Seventeen Thousand Jokes

Seventeen Moments, Seventeen Thousand Jokes

Opinion 1 week ago

In all the spy talk this week, you'll be hearing about the greatest spy of all: Stierlitz.

City 1 week ago

The Russian Path: Through Impressionism to the Avant-Garde

The Russian Path: Through Impressionism to the Avant-Garde

City 1 week ago

See this fascinating show at the Museum of Russian Impressionism to prepare for their upcoming David Burliuk exhibition, or just because it's gorgeous.

Opinion 2 weeks ago

What Do They Say About Moscow?

What Do They Say About Moscow?

Opinion 2 weeks ago

In honor of Moscow's birthday bash, I look at Moscow's image in words over the last 871 years, give or take a decade.

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Russian Chickens Get a Bad Rap

Russian Chickens Get a Bad Rap

Opinion 3 weeks ago

Why do you only count rubles in the fall? I have no idea, but there are chickens involved.

City 3 weeks ago

Come See the Biggest Battle of 1812

Come See the Biggest Battle of 1812

City 3 weeks ago

This weekend get out of town - in fact, get out of this century - to see the biggest battle reenactment in Europe.

Opinion 4 weeks ago

Russian Horseradish With a Real Kick

Russian Horseradish With a Real Kick

Opinion 4 weeks ago

A root, a sauce and an all-purpose euphemism. Хрен is a great little word.

Opinion 1 month ago

Falling For Cheburashka

Falling For Cheburashka

Opinion 1 month ago

Prices fall, kids do belly-flops, tired workers plunk themselves down on the couch. What did Cheburashka do?

Opinion 1 month ago

What’s in a Russian Word? Just About Everything

What’s in a Russian Word? Just About Everything

Opinion 1 month ago

You know you're in trouble with a Russian word that means everything from a piece of equipment to mentality.

Opinion 1 month ago

Blowing Your Top the Russian Way

Blowing Your Top the Russian Way

Opinion 1 month ago

Feeling a little testy? Experiencing some rage? Losing it? Great. Here are some ways to say that in Russian.