Question by Amanda: Should I read Turgenev or Pushkin next? This summer, my personal little reading project was to read a basic survey of the great, canonical Russian writers, because, owing to an unfortunate reading of War and Peace at the age of … [Read more...] about Would you recommend Turgenev or Pushkin to read?
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Question by Roman Y: May someone please find me a full English translation for Alexander Pushkin's poem, "To Chaadaev"? I found a translation on a blog, but that isn't exactly a reliable source... It said that the translation was done by the R.R.R. … [Read more...] about A full English translation for Alexander Pushkin’s poem “To Chaadaev”?
Question by Nellie Mckay: Russia and Classical Music? A few questions on Russia and classical music. :) Compared to most other countries, could Russia be considered a country that appreciates classical music - still? Are there any well known music … [Read more...] about Could Russia be considered a country that appreciates classical music?
Question by Random: "The Bet" By Anton Chekhov? Would you take such a bet? For 5 years? For 1 year? Why or why not? Photo Credit: NYRB Classics/Flickr Answers and Views: Answer by ~*~ "The Bet" By Anton Chekhov "The Bet" is an 1889 short story … [Read more...] about Would you take a bet like in Chekhov’s story?
Question by not so straight chick: Sputnik Two? How many people have gone into space and repaired such satellites? Photo Credit: Laika ac/Flickr Answers and Views: Answer by Smokey Sputnik 2 (Russian: Спутник-2, Satellite 2) was the second … [Read more...] about What was the mission of the Russian Sputnik Two?
Question by lmlm: I just got fitted for pointe shoes today...? It came down to Grishko 2007's and Russian Pointe Pollette's. The Grishko's fit like a glove, but I couldn't get all the way on the box in the store, maybe like 3/4 of the way. The … [Read more...] about Grishko or Russian pointe shoes?
Question by simply original: What was Sputnik ? Photo Credit: cliff1066™/Flickr Answers and Views: Answer by Driftking20 Sputnik was the first satellite to go into space. It was crated by the Russians during the cold war. Answer by gunfan It's … [Read more...] about What was Sputnik like?