Michele A. Berdy

Opinion 1 day ago

Russian Wisdom and Wiseguys

Russian Wisdom and Wiseguys

Opinion 1 day ago

In Russian being wise is good and being a wiseguy is bad. The hard part is figuring out which is which.

Opinion 1 week ago

How Sweet It Is in Russian

How Sweet It Is in Russian

Opinion 1 week ago

On Moscow baristas, polite cliches, and the mysteries of ancient Russian taste buds. Happy Friday.

City 1 week ago

The Women's Century: Five Russian Writers to Watch

The Women's Century: Five Russian Writers to Watch

City 1 week ago

Today, Russia has no dearth of successful, celebrated women writers.

Opinion 2 weeks ago

How Good is a Russian Not Bad?

How Good is a Russian Not Bad?

Opinion 2 weeks ago

Why oh why can't Russians just say "good"? Why do they say "very even not bad"?

Opinion 1 month ago

What's the Story, Morning Glory?

What's the Story, Morning Glory?

Opinion 1 month ago

When a story is history, and when it's, like, you know, a thing.

City 1 month ago

The Russia Buzz

The Russia Buzz

City 1 month ago

Is it a movie, a critique of Russia, or a code for living?

Opinion 1 month ago

Extreme Russian Grammar

Extreme Russian Grammar

Opinion 1 month ago

The spelling of fried - жареНый or жареННый - depends on when you add ingredients. Really, Russian?

Opinion 1 month ago

Russian Autumn Fun

Russian Autumn Fun

Opinion 1 month ago

Что такое осень? (What's autumn?) A song by DDT? Well yes, but much more.

Opinion 1 month ago

Of Meat and Men

Of Meat and Men

Opinion 1 month ago

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

Opinion 2 months ago

Seventeen Moments, Seventeen Thousand Jokes

Seventeen Moments, Seventeen Thousand Jokes

Opinion 2 months ago

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