Basic Rules of Russian Pronunciation

Rule #10

Ordinary Life in Russia

Random Russian Idiom

ДЕРЖАТЬ В ЧЁРНОМ ТЕЛЕ кого

(coll., human; the verb can take the final position)

  • to treat someone severely, be unduly strict with someone etc. (may refer. to forcing someone to work excessively, providing a dependent person with only minimal subsistence, depriving someone pleasure, treating someone as greatly inferior to oneself etc.: ill-treat, maltreat
  • be very hard on someone
  • to treat shabbily
  • to make one’s life miserable
  • to keep on short rations
  • to hold someone down
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Random Russian Word

ДВАДЦАТЬ ТРЕТЬЕ ФЕВРАЛЯ

[dvattsat' tr'et'je fivral'a]

neuter

23rd of February (defender of the fatherland day)

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Russian Piece of Music

Синяя птица - “Клён”
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Random Russian Joke

Плохой фильм делает из зрителей идиотов,
а хороший - даже из идиотов - зрителей.

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