14 Tongue Twisters in Russian with English translation. Listen and practice the Russian pronunciation. Also available as free App for iOS and Android.

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The famous Russian phrase “Na zda-ró-vye!” (Russian: Hа здоровье!) is actually not a drinking toast at all. It is used as a reply to “Thank you!” when someone thanks for a meal or a drink.

Matryoshka (also known as Babushka) is a famous Russian nesting doll. In Russian the doll is called ‘матрёшка’ and is sometimes also spelled Matroshka. It is a popular souvenir and is associated with Russia as well as balalaika, samovar or vodka.

Solyanka (russ.: солянка) – a rich salty spicy stew – is one of the most popular dishes of the Russian cuisine. There are different kinds of Solyanka: with meat, sausages, fish or mushrooms. Most important ingredients are cucumber pickles or salted mushrooms. In Russian Solyanka means “salty”, derived from the word соль – [sol] (salt).

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The official Russian currency is ruble (1 Ruble = 100 Kopeks). Although some prices are indicated in dollars, it is only possible to pay in rubles. Exchange Rate Ruble / Euro / Dollar Arrival in Russia All imported foreign currency, ruble, traveller’s cheques as well as internal and foreign certified securities must be declared in […]

The stuffed buns pirozhki (Russian: пирожки) are probably one of the most famous dishes of Russian cuisine. They are made of yeast dough and stuffed with meat, vegetable or fruit filling. Usually pirozhki are baked, but it is also possible to fry them. This is a recipe for basic yeast dough and three vegetable fillings. In Russia, pirozhki are served with sour cream or melted butter.

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