Russian history

Communal apartment [Коммуналки]


We have a special lesson today for those of you who is interested in Russian history. We are going to tell you about very common phenomenon in big Russian cities – communal apartment (this is the type of apartment where several families live together and share kitchen and bathroom and other common areas). Although the story begins in the 18th century, this phenomenon became the most widespread in the period of the Bolsheviks…

The story is completely in Russian and will be a good practice for advanced Russian learners.

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A brief story of St. Petersburg’s foundation [Краткая история основания Санкт-Петербурга]

A Brief History of St. Petersburg

Today we are going to learn more about some pages of Russian history. In this lesson we offer you to read a brief story about the foundation of one of the most beautiful cities in the world – Saint-Petersburg.

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