Please to the Table: The Russian Cookbook

  “Please To The Table” encompasses the exhilarating pleasures of Soviet cooking-of robust Ukranian borschts and classic Russian cuisine, of healthy Georgian grains and yogurts and the delicately perfumed pilafs of Azerbaijan. Its 400 recipes are a revelation.
- From the Baltic Republics: Cold Veal Meat Loaf with Horseradish Sauce. Pork Chops with Apples Braised in Beer. Carrot Baba. Estonian Rye Cookies. Black Bread, Apple, and Cherry Pudding.
- From Russia: Sour Cherry Soup. Shchi. Chicken Cutlets Pozharsky. Steamed Salmon with Sorrel and Spinach Sauce. Fried Potatoes with Wild Mushrooms. Blini. Russian Cranberry Mousse.
- From the Caucasus: Armenian Lentil and Apricot Soup. Grilled Chicken with Garlic and Walnut Sauce. Grilled Trout with Tarragon. Asparagus with Egg, Garlic, and Lemon Sauce. Saffron Pudding.
- From Central Asia: Asian Radish Salad. Uzbek Lamb Kebabs. Spicy Carrots with Cumin Seeds. Chicken Pilaf with Nuts and Candied Orange Peel. Poached Quinces.
- From Ukraine: Borscht with Apples and Beans. Potato, Feta, and Scallion Salad. Chicken Kiev. Roast Pork Loin with Caraway Seeds. Vareniki. Almond Raspberry Torte.

Pocket Oxford Russian Dictionary

  This major new edition of the “Pocket Oxford Russian Dictionary” offers a completely new text derived from the latest edition of the acclaimed “Oxford Russian Dictionary”, including up to date vocabulary from all areas of life today - leisure, business, travel, technology - with new words in each language.
  Other new features include a guide to Russian and English grammar, extra help with letter-writing, and an ultra-clear, user-friendly layout for easy access. Language is now studied in the context of its culture, so there is a brand-new supplement giving lively and useful information on life in the Russian-speaking world - political institutions, educational systems, the media, key dates, and festivals.
  Portable, compact, and affordable, the “Pocket Oxford Russian Dictionary” is ideal for school, the office, and lower university level.

Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy

  “Resurrection” combines a love story with a ferocious attack on the Russian regime. Prince Dmitrii Nekhliudov is a member of a jury trying Katiusha Maslova for murder. Before long, though, he puts himself on trial and condemns all of upper-class and official Russia. Meanwhile, once convicted, Maslova evolves from prostitute to revolutionary. In the stories of Maslova and other convicts, Leo Tolstoy depicts the hard lot of women and the disenfranchised in nineteenth-century tsarist Russia.

Russian (Eyewitness Travel Guides Phrase Books)

  Quick, easy-to-use and a perfect size to fit in your pocket, this work is organized by subjects such as everyday phrases, hotels, and travelling around. It uses a simple system of imitated pronunciation.

Russian at a Glance: Phrase Book and Dictionary for Travelers

  A great companion for international travelers to Russia, this handy, pocket-size bilingual “At a Glance”  phrasebook is designed for tourists and business travelers who lack time to learn Russian but need common words and phrases to help them get around in an Russia. The phrasebook holds more than 1500 expressions that travelers need for making themselves understood in hotels, airports, train stations, restaurants, and other places they’re likely to visit. The book also contains an additional 2,000-word bilingual dictionary, plus travel tips, driving tips, simplified maps of major cities, and more.

Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume I

  The book reveals that a subculture you never dreamt existed. Published in 2004, the “Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia” become a phenomenon of its own, spawning two further volumes and alerting a fascinated readership worldwide to the extraordinary and hermetic world of Russian criminal tattoos. David Cronenberg, for example, made regular use of the “Encyclopaedia” during the making of his 2007 movie “Eastern Promises”. The photographs, drawings and texts published in this book are part of a collection of more than 3,000 tattoos accumulated over a lifetime by a prison attendant named Danzig Baldaev. Tattoos were his gateway into a secret world in which he acted as ethnographer, recording the rituals of a closed society.
  The icons and tribal languages he documented are artful, distasteful, sexually explicit and sometimes just strange, reflecting as they do the lives and traditions of Russian convicts. Skulls, swastikas, harems of naked women, a smiling Al Capone, medieval knights in armor, daggers sheathed in blood, benign images of Christ, sweet-faced mothers and their babies, armies of tanks and a horned Lenin: these are the signs by which the people of this hidden world mark and identify themselves.

Russian Decorative Painting: Techniques & Projects Made Easy

  Priscilla Hauser, the queen of decorative painting, and Boris Grafov, a Russian-born painter whose native village is world-renowned for its art, have produced a luminous follow-up to their “Russian Folk Art Painting.” This radiant new volume features bright arrangements of flowers, fruits, and leaves, bordered in gold or silver filigree, and set off by a black lacquered surface. It’s a style with a timeless appeal, and Hauser and Grafov provide comprehensive instructions for creating ten beautiful patterns on furniture and other objects.
  All the necessary skills are explained, with plenty of advice on preparing the surface, wielding the brush, and mixing colors. Start by painting the intricate borders of wreath and linked motifs, then, make the designs more luscious with every colorful layer.

Russian Fairy Tales

  The magical, traditional tales in this collection include “The Frog Princess”, “Vassilissa the Beautiful”, and “The White Duck”. Ivan Bilibin’s magnificent, jewel-like illustrations enhance every story. Though “Russian Fairy Tales” is a book for adults, it has sold over 30,000 copies.

Russian Fairy Tales and Folklore

  The oral folk tradition in Russia was truly a magic spring. As in the fairy tale, it flowed inexhaustibly, reviving, consoling, and enlightening all who partook of it… these stories have an ingenuity that marks them as uniquely Russian.
  This book includes nearly 200 characteristic and colorful traditional folk and fairy tales are brought together in the only comprehensive edition available in English. It’s noteworthy that this collection was created before the USSR came into existence so it has lots of tales which were censored out later on.

Russian Folk Belief

  A scholarly work that aims to be both broad enough in scope to satisfy upper-division undergraduates studying folk belief and narrative and detailed enough to meet the needs of graduate students in the field. Each of the seven chapters in Part 1 focuses on one aspect of Russian folk belief, such as the pagan background, Christian personages, devils and various other logical categories of the topic.
  The author’s thesis - that Russian folk belief represents a “double faith” whereby Slavic pagan beliefs are overlaid with popular Christianity - is persuasive and has analogies in other cultures. The folk narratives constituting Part 2 are translated and include a wide range of tales, from the briefly anecdotal to the more fully developed narrative, covering the various folk personages and motifs explored in Part 1.

Russian for Beginners

  This book is great… it tells you everything! A full, simplified approach to grammar, a 4,000-word vocabulary, and 42 lessons in the basic principles of the language. The author sets up the lessons in such a way that is suitable to the beginner. You build upon the previous lesson until you have a thorough working knowledge of the whole language.
  A useful guidebook for anyone who wants to learn Russian - especially the serious student.

Russian For Dummies

  Whether you’re a student, a traveler, or a businessperson, or if you just want to speak basic Russian, you’ll find this book packed with practical lessons and handy references - including coverage of written Russian, a Russian-English mini-dictionary, lists of vital verbs, and more!
  Discover how to have everyday conversations in Russian, make sense of Russian grammar, improve your pronunciation, get a handle on verb conjugations, use idioms and popular expressions.
  Russian is spoken by nearly 450 million people, and demand for Russian-speakers is growing. This introductory course includes an audio CD with practice dialogues-just the ticket for readers who need basic Russian for business, school, or travel.

Russian Grammar

  This concise handbook covers parts of speech, including verbs, as well as numbers and the case system. Also included are the basics of the Russian alphabet, spelling rules, and pronunciation. Special topics include word formation, telling time, days, dates, months, and seasons.

Russian Gypsy Fortune Telling Cards

  This stunning Russian lacquer-style package of 25 full-color cards and accompanying book combines the beauty of Russian lacquer box art with the fun of an age-old Russian gypsy method for anticipating the future and illuminating the present. The book has 50 line drawings.

Russian in 10 minutes a day with CD-ROM

  “Russian in 10 minutes a day with CD-ROM” is a complete, hands-on language learning experience! Interactive computer Sticky Labels, Flash Cards and special activities add a fun new twist and you’ll learn faster than ever! Whether you’re exploring St. Petersburg, marveling at the architecture in Moscow, or taking a journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway, all your language needs are covered. This book/CD-ROM combo has everything you’ll need for your adventures in Russia!

Russian in 60 Minutes (Berlitz)

  This brand new, all-audio course provides a quick start to learning basic, everyday words in the Russian language. It uses 250 of the most commonly used words and phrases to provide students and travellers with all the core words they will need. It’s easy - no book needed and no grammar rules to learn! Each word and phrase is repeated so the listener can commit it to memory and the 16-page booklet includes all the words presented on the CD to help associate the written word with the audio. You’ll be able to start speaking the language within just one hour!
  This title is compatible with iPod and MP3 devices so you can learn on the move!

Russian Phrases For Dummies

  Traveling in a foreign country such as Russia suddenly becomes a lot more exciting when you can engage in elegant small talk with the locals. “Russian Phrases For Dummies” is your handy guide to everyday words and phrases you can start using immediately to make your visit more rewarding and a whole lot easier.
  This user-friendly phrasebook will jump-start your comprehension and have you speaking basic Russian in no time. Its quick-and-easy approach gives you language fundamentals up front, the Words to Know section helps you find the right word fast, and the easy-to-use pronunciation key helps other people understand what you’re trying to say.You’ll learn how to: get directions, shop, and eat out; talk numbers, dates, and time; chat about family and work; discuss sports and the weather; deal with problems and emergencies; pronounce familiar English words and phrases in Russian and English; beware of words that sound to English but don’t mean the same thing; read signs that use the Russian alphabet; follow the conventions of Russian pronunciation; use basic Russian grammar correctly; keep ten commonly used Russian phrases on the tip of your tongue; and, use basic telephone vocabulary and send letters, emails, and faxes.
  Don’t have time to study the language before you get to Russia? No worries. Just flip through “Russian Phrases For Dummies”, find the section that fits your needs, and start talking!

Russian Picture Word Book: Learn Over 500 Commonly Used Russian Words Through Pictures

  Delightful learning aid contains 15 scenes of home, school, farm, beach, park, classroom, and other common environments - with more than 500 objects labeled in Russian. Complete list of Russian words and English translations included at back of book. Fun-filled, effective way for students of Russian to build and strengthen their vocabulary skills.

Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida

  From the reign of the Tsars in the early 19th century to the collapse of the Soviet Union and beyond, the short story has long occupied a central place in Russian culture. Included are pieces from many of the acknowledged masters of Russian literature - including Pushkin, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Solzhenitsyn - alongside tales by long-suppressed figures such as the subversive Kryzhanowsky and the surrealist Shalamov. Whether written in reaction to the cruelty of the bourgeoisie, the bureaucracy of communism or the torture of the prison camps, they offer a wonderfully wide-ranging and exciting representation of one of the most vital and enduring forms of Russian literature.

Russian Stories: A Dual-Language Book

  Twelve superb tales by Chekhov, Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Pushkin, Bunin, other masters. Excellent word-for-word English translations on facing pages. Also teaching and practice aids, Russian-English vocabulary, biographical/critical introductions to each selection, study questions, more. Especially helpful are the stress accents in the Russian text, usually found only in primers.

Russian Travel Made Easier: Advice for Friends

  This is a travel guide and a reference book written by two Russians who have lived in America for the past decade. It is based on the authors’ personal travel experiences. During their frequent visits home, many of their American friends came along and helped them to discover Russia as the visitors see it. The authors realized that what comes naturally to a native Russian could be a hindrance for tourists. These personal accounts also opened their eyes to the kind of advice that would be the most valuable. Having done an extensive research the authors offer a list of useful websites, travel books and helpful hints on: How to Get to Russia; Companies to Contact; How to Stay Connected With Your Relatives and Friends While You Are There; What Questions to Ask When You Are Renting an Apartment; Where to Go for Memorable Souvenirs; Where to Enjoy Authentic Russian Food; Hospital and Clinics for Overseas Visitors. The book helps to plan a trip to Russia taking as much frustration out of the planning as possible.
  Russian authors present an insiders’ view of Russia for independent travelers. Find friendly tips to smooth travel frustrations. Numerous researched websites will help you to plan an unforgettable adventure.

Russian Travel Talk

  “TravelTalk” presents a simplified language survival system for travelers. Includes a 60-minute audio CD in both English and target language and a fold out audio guide transcript of the 300 essential words and phrases most frequently needed while traveling, developed by Penton’s foreign language specialists. Also included is ‘Lonely Planet’s’ comprehensive phrasebook plus 2-way dictionary with thousands of additional words and phrases This combination will help ensure that travelers will arrive and survive… and enjoy communicating with native speakers.

Russian Vocabulary Cards: Academic Study Card Set

  This is a set of 1,000 flash cards that correspond to the 1000 most commonly used words in the Russian language. They’re the perfect size, small enough to carry a bunch comfortably in your pocket, but not so small that they’re difficult to manipulate in your hand. Each card gives you the word in English, and ALL the translations based on cases which, if you study Russian, you know can be quite a pain.
  The cards are boxed in alphabetical order, and they’re also numbered. Many of the cards identify the part of speech for the given word or words, and for Russian prepositions, the governing case(s) is/are also listed. Verbs are presented in aspectual pairs and are marked as either First Conjugation or Second Conjugation. Cards for irregular verbs show the conjugated forms for imperfective present/perfective future (first person singular, second person singular and third person plural) and past tenses as necessary.

Say It Right in Russian: The Fastest Way to Correct Pronunciation Russian

  Say farewell to language faux pas forever!
  Based on the revolutionary Easily Pronounced Language Systems approach, “Say It Right in Russian” makes mastering correct Russian pronunciation simple. With “Say It Right” you’ll learn how to use hundreds of Russian words and phrases in everyday conversation. This amazing guide gives you easy-to-read vowel symbols that, when combined with consonants, make pronunciation easy.
  With “Say It Right in Russian” you will: learn more than 500 essential Russian words and phrases; easily create sentences using Phrasemakers; get a quick reference to more than 500 word pronunciations in the “Say It Right” travel dictionary.

Schaum’s Outline of Russian Grammar (2nd edition)

  The guide that helps students study faster, learn better, and get top grades.
  More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum’s to help them study faster, learn better, and get top grades. Now Schaum’s is better than ever - with a new look, a new format with hundreds of practice problems, and completely updated information to conform to the latest developments in every field of study.
  Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum’s highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum’s to shorten your study time - and get your best test scores!

Selected Lyric Poetry of Alexander Pushkin

  A new translation of Russia’s greatest poet. Included are many famous poems well known to, and often memorized by, every educated Russian, as well as lighter, more occasional pieces.
  Renowned translator James Falen’s collection of 167 of Pushkin’s lyrics is arranged chronologically, beginning with verse written in the poet’s teenage years - Pushkin published his first poem at fifteen and was widely revered by his later teens - and closing with lines composed shortly before his death. As a whole, these selections reveal Pushkin’s development as a poet, but they also capture the wide range of subjects and styles in Pushkin’s poetry.

Simplified Russian Grammar

  The book is purposely written in a “simplified” manner to make the difficult rules of the Russian language easy and comprehensive. However, it covers a large area of grammar, clarifies the hardest aspects of pronunciation, and essentially broadens your vocabulary.
  “Simplified Russian Grammar” includes clear explanations, elaborated exercises, and excellent supplemental reading materials. It is irreplaceable for students who want to acquire basic language knowledge.

Speak Russian For Beginners: The Michel Thomas Method (8 CDs Program)

  More than 1 million Michel Thomas programs sold worldwide!
  Learn Russian - no passport required! No books. No writing. No drills. And nothing to memorize - ever! You will go from the basics to proficiency in no time with this complete course.
  Includes eight 60-minute audio CDs.

Streetwise Russian with Audio CD: Speak and Understand Everyday Russian

  “Streetwise Russian with Audio CD” offers you a unique opportunity to learn first-hand how Russian is actually spoken. With the help of more than 25 everyday dialogues performed by native speakers, you pick up on the idioms, colloquialisms, slang, and vulgarisms currently used by people from all walks of life.
  Fascinating features help explain the cultural attitudes behind many expressions. And exercises enable you to flex your comprehension and conversational skills. Includes one 75-minute audio CD.

Teach Me Everyday Russian

  This work includes a book and a CD. It is intended for ages 2 and over. These 32-page, brilliantly illustrated books teach children language basics like vocabulary, the alphabet, numbers and colours, days of the week and much more. This dual language collection is easy to follow. Each set includes a hard cover book and a delightful CD.

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