Russian lessons

A too helpful waitress

A too helpful waitress

"At your service!" In today's dialog, the waitress is trying a bit too hard to be helpful: Taking your orders is one thing, but deciding them for you? No, thanks!
Check out our lesson to learn how to be your own man – or woman – in a Russian restaurant.

How he met her mother

How he met her mother

Young love – isn't it romantic? Not if you are the mother who has to confront an unknown guy whom her daughter is going to "shack up" with. If only he'd been well-behaved and civilized, that is, knew at least how to address his potential mom-in-law properly!

Weekend at a dacha

Weekend at a dacha

Russians can be not so industrious during the week, but they turn to truly hard workers on the weekend. How come? They work on their dachas: growing plants, digging the weeds, and having lots of other agricultural fun. Today, we'll learn more about the favorite Russian country house and weekend pastimes.

Leaving Moscow

Leaving Moscow

Where is the "real" Russia? Some people firmly believe that the one and only place to live in Russia is Moscow. Others think that Moscow isn't really Russia at all. In today's dialog, we'll witness someone's life choice between these two options, and have a chance to compare the capital and the "province" ourselves.