Russian history

Communal apartment [Коммуналки]

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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Fountains of Petergof

Stories in Russian - Fountains of Petergof

In today’s lesson of the category “Texts in Russian” we turn our eyes to the capital of fountains in Russia – Petergof. This museum-city, located near St. Petersburg, is called so not by accident. Learn and practice your Russian today with a small story about this beautiful place and an audio recorded by a native Russian speaker.

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