Tag Archives: Russian

Back to the Mother Land

This Father’s Day I’ll be remembering my Dad, but even more I’ll be thinking of my mom, whose 86th birthday it would’ve been. B. and I just returned from a tremendous journey to Russia, to visit Mom’s sister Natasha, and … Continue reading

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Mother Tongue

Soon, amazingly, my mother will turn 85. She’s been in such frail health, for the past few years I wasn’t sure she’d make it to the next birthday. This is the age her parents lived to. Such a long journey … Continue reading

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“Obshii Yazik” – a Common Language

I recently returned to Russian-language study after a long hiatus during which I was focusing on writing. The process has been a shock, discovering how much one can forget, even in a few short months. Newly lost to me were … Continue reading

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