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The Real Lessons from the Meeting on the Elbe – Harvard – Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
September 9, 2015 Leave a comment
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany and on the eve of the anniversary of the meeting of Soviet and American troops on the Elbe, the Carnegie Moscow Center organized a conference held April 23, 2015 in Moscow to discuss the experience of Russian-American alliance during the Second World War, as well as the experience of cooperation and rivalry after the end of the Cold War. The Elbe meeting took place on April 25, 1945. Brigadier General (ret.) Kevin Ryan, director of the Belfer Center’s Defense and Intelligence Projects and founder of The Elbe Group, spoke at the conference in Russian about the significance of the Elbe anniversary to U.S.-Russian relations today. His Russian remarks and English translation are available.
August 9, 2015 Leave a comment
An interesting NY Times article by Sabrina Tavernise about the life in Moscow, Russia.
July 9, 2015 Leave a comment
- скамейка, noun, feminine gender, singular, bench
2. тень*, noun, feminine gender, singular, shadow
* Note 1. Nouns ending with -K or -KA form plural by adding -И or replacing the vowel with -И. Скамейка – скамейки.
*Note 2 . Nouns with -Ь at the end are irregular and can belong to masculine or feminine gender. Their gender should be memorized.
Это скамейка, а это тень от скамейки.
Remember: тень is used with Genitive case if you want to say what casts a shadow: тень от скамейки, тень от дерева, тень от стола
July 8, 2015 Leave a comment
Радуга, noun, feminine gender, singular, rainbow
Prepositional case: на, o радуге
Genitive case: у радуги
Instrumental case: радугой
Accusative case: радугу
Я рисую радугу. Под радугой облака.
July 7, 2015 Leave a comment
Клубника, noun, feminine gender, singular, strawberry
Это клубника. В этом году клубника очень сладкая, а в прошлом году клубника была кислая. ( This year strawberry is sweet, but last year strawberry was sour.)
Я люблю клубнику. ( The verb люблю activates Accusative case)