Typical Russian

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.

Russian boys’ names and their derivatives. Popular and rare Russian boys’ names. Most popular Russian baby names for boys are: Alexander, Nikita and Ivan.

Russian names consist of three parts: first, middle (father’s) and family name. Popular Russian baby names. How to use Russian names.

Russian girls’ names and their derivatives. Popular and rare Russian girls’ names. Most popular Russian baby names for girls are: Anastasia, Maria and Daria.

40 Russian drinking toasts for different occasions. Short and long universal toasts. Special toasts for birthday, wedding, New Year Eve and Women’s Day. Some Russian drinking toasts consist just of one or two words. The right way to say “Cheers!” in Russian is not “Nostrovia!”.