Radioclare wrote:Serpent wrote:Definitely in my top 5 of Russian/Slavic native speakers' English accents https://www.euromag.ru/politics/kapitan ... j-zvezdoj/
I finally got around to listening to this and his accent sounds Irish to me I definitely wouldn't have guessed that he was Russian if that hadn't been clear from the context.
I don't know what your level of Russian is, apologies if this was already obvious to you, but in the article it mentions he studied in Dublin for a number of years. Despite that, I wouldn't say most Russian students in London sound English, so it's an amazing achievement. I would be interested to know how he pulled this off.
Occasionally his O's sound a bit Russian but that's the only give away that he's not a soft Irish speaker.