Russian Study Group

An area with study groups for various languages. Group members help each other, share resources and experience. Study groups are permanent but the members rotate and change.
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby Radioclare » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:42 pm

MamaPata wrote:Terrifyingly, we are now in February. :shock: How did everyone's Russian Study go in January?


Mine went well, in that I managed to do at least 30 minutes every day. But not so well, in that I'm not sure I've ended the month knowing more Russian than when I started :lol:

I have, however, booked my first holiday to Russia for June, so now I definitely have increased motivation to keep studying!
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby MamaPata » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:52 pm

Radioclare wrote:
MamaPata wrote:Terrifyingly, we are now in February. :shock: How did everyone's Russian Study go in January?


Mine went well, in that I managed to do at least 30 minutes every day. But not so well, in that I'm not sure I've ended the month knowing more Russian than when I started :lol:

I have, however, booked my first holiday to Russia for June, so now I definitely have increased motivation to keep studying!


I'm sure in a few weeks you'll look back and realise how much you have learnt! It just doesn't feel like it in the moment.

And yes, an excellent motivator! :D I'm sure you'll love it. Where are you going? How long for?
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby Radioclare » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:52 pm

MamaPata wrote:And yes, an excellent motivator! :D I'm sure you'll love it. Where are you going? How long for?


I'm just going for a week in June; St Petersburg first and then Moscow. I'm alternating between being very excited and very nervous :lol: I'm going to Kiev for a few days in May, so that will give me a bit of practice in advance :)
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby MamaPata » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:25 am

I am meant to be reading All The King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren for a book group and upon googling it, I have discovered that there is a Soviet mini series version - Вся королевская рать. Has anyone seen it? Is it any good? I am very intrigued now!
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby Arnaud » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:50 pm

I stumbled upon that article: 10 of the best Russian TV shows of the last 20 years
I watched none, by the way :lol:
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby MamaPata » Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:59 pm

Arnaud wrote:I stumbled upon that article: 10 of the best Russian TV shows of the last 20 years
I watched none, by the way :lol:


I have also not seen any of them! :lol:

(I've seen some of the actors in other things, does that count?)
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby aaleks » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:33 pm

I've watched Бригада (#2 in the top). Never watched #1 even though I know more or less what that show about, as well as #4 Ликвидация, #5 Оттепель (but I've heard the song so many times! there was time it was everywhere) #10 Sleepers if my guess is right and it's Спящие. I know nothing about the other 5.
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby vonPeterhof » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:37 pm

Arnaud wrote:I stumbled upon that article: 10 of the best Russian TV shows of the last 20 years
I watched none, by the way :lol:

The only one I watched in its entirety is Brigada - I still remember the time when every teenage boy seemed to have the Brigada theme as his mobile ringtone :lol: I've also been meaning to watch Liquidation and The Thaw for a while now. Haven't heard much about the others, I'm afraid..
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby reineke » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:53 pm

Sex with ants? You know, there's always Кухня - the cream of the crop of mediocre TV.

I researched my series based on several of these lists and I only saw 2 from this list.

I watched Бригада (#2 ) & Ликвидация (#5). I really liked the first half of Ликвидация.
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby Xmmm » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:17 am

I gave up on Ликвидация about 3 episodes. I greatly preferred Ленинград 46.

However, I did like Ликвидация more than Бригада ...

As for Метод, give me a break. I forget the neologism for that new genre ... "gorn" (?). In addition to the gorn, I had recently watched саранча and seeing the same actress doing the same "flashbacks from a police interrogation room" all the time was annoying ...
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