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In Russian From Afar

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Here we talk in Russian about life abroad in different countries, cultural differences, learning languages, and much more. Stick with us, if you want improve your Russian listening skills and listen to interesting stories of people from all over the world.

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Here we talk in Russian about life abroad in different countries, cultural differences, learning languages, and much more. Stick with us, if you want improve your Russian listening skills and listen to interesting stories of people from all over the world.

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In Russian From Afar

Latest release on Jan 18, 2021

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Rank #1: B1 - Почему русские купаются зимой?

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Have you ever seen Russian people swimming in the middle of the frozen lake, and you probably wondered, WHY???

Well, in today's episode I will explain you this phenomenon and also will share with my own experience of bathing in +2 C water. 

Download TRANSCRIPT and vocabulary list!

If you have any questions, you can send us an email on inrussianfromafar@gmail.com

Or you can send DM or leave comment on our Facebook or  instagram page.

Support us on Patreon

If you want to study Russian with Sergey  text to him here

Jan 18 2021

10mins

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Rank #2: A2 - А что если мы ограбим банк? (Part 2) | StoryTime

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So Slava and Andrei finally decided to rob the bank. But how will they do it? 
In today's episode you will listen to the second part of the story about Slava and Andrei, who are up to no good. 

Listen to episode, and check the transcript to make you got everything right ;)

Download TRANSCRIPT and questions!

If you have any questions, you can send us an email on inrussianfromafar@gmail.com

Or you can send DM or leave comment on our Facebook or  instagram page.

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If you want to study Russian with Sergey  text to him here

Music by:

End Titles Extended Version (Romeos Erbe) by Sascha Ende

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3158-end-titles-extended-version-romeos-erbe-

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Spy Story by WinnieTheMoog

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6032-spy-story

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Spy Story: The Agent by Sascha Ende

Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/84-spy-story-the-agent

License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Jan 04 2021

9mins

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Rank #3: A2 - А что если мы ограбим банк? (Part 1) | StoryTime

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Two good friends go on vacation to Vietnam. What could possibly go wrong?
In today's episode you will listen to the story about Slava and Andrei, who decided to rob the bank. 

Listen to episode, and check the transcript to make you got everything right ;)

Download TRANSCRIPT and questions!

If you have any questions, you can send us an email on inrussianfromafar@gmail.com

Or you can send DM or leave comment on our Facebook or  instagram page.

Support us on Patreon

If you want to study Russian with Sergey  text to him here

Dec 20 2020

15mins

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Rank #4: Стереотипы о немцах

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Do Germans really as punctual as we think? What is the best place to live in Germany? And how often do they drink beer? 

In today's episode Florian tells us about  his fatherland, Germany, the country of order and nude beaches. 

Listen to episode, to find out the answer on these questions :) 

Time points: 

02:03  - Getting to know Florian;

06:38 - Why did Florian start to study Russian; 

14:10 - What is the most difficult in learning Russian;

18:48 - The most favourite Russian word;

20:24- Stereotypes about Germans;

46:49 - What does Florian like about Germany;

52:35 - What does Florian dislike about Germany;

59:45 -  German stereotypes about Russians;

1:01:59 - What is similar between Russians and Germans;

Follow Florian project on YouTube and  Instagram

If you have any questions or feedback, you can send us an email on 

inrussianfromafar@gmail.com

Or you can send DM or leave comment on our Facebook and  Instagram page.

Support us on Patreon

If you want to study Russian with Sergey  text to him here

If you want to study German with Florian

Dec 06 2020

1hr 18mins

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Rank #5: Forrest Gump | Talking about the movie in Russian

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Today's episode is dedicated to Winston Groom, the creator of the novel about Forrest Gump. 

Listen to episode, and check the transcript to make you got everything right ;)

Download TRANSCRIPT and vocabulary list!

If you have any questions, you can send us an email on inrussianfromafar@gmail.com

Or you can send DM or leave comment on our Facebook or  instagram page.

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If you want to study Russian with Sergey  text to him here

Nov 14 2020

13mins

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Rank #6: Lumen - Гореть | Russian Song Explained

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We start a new series : Russian Song Explained

In this series, we will break apart the songs, paying attention to vocabulary, grammar and meaning of it. 

In today's episode we will listen to the cover of a song Lumen - Гореть, by Polina Poliakova (you can check out her Youtube here) 

Listen to episode, and check the transcript to make you got everything right ;)

Download TRANSCRIPT and translation!

If you have any questions, you can send us an email on inrussianfromafar@gmail.com

Or you can send DM or leave comment on our Facebook or  instagram page.

Support us on Patreon

If you want to study Russian with Sergey  text to him here

Nov 06 2020

26mins

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Rank #7: Russian Scary Stories | Halloween Special

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Happy Halloween to all Russian learners!

In today's episode Sergey will share with you 3 scary story which used to scare all little pioneers in their summer camps :)  Enjoy holiday and acquire Russian at the same time! 

Listen to episode, and check the transcript to make you got everything right ;)

Download TRANSCRIPT and vocabulary list!

If you have any questions, you can send us an email on inrussianfromafar@gmail.com

Or you can send DM or leave comment on our Facebook or  instagram page.

Support us on Patreon

If you want to study Russian with Sergey  text to him here

Oct 31 2020

9mins

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Rank #8: Ароматы Малайзии

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What is the best thing you can come to Malaysia for? How tolerant people to other religions?  And how do Malaysians express their emotions?

In today's episode Regina tells us about  Malaysia, the country of three cultures. 

Listen to episode, to find out the answer on these questions :) 

Time points: 

3:27  - Regina's story;

07:11 -How Regina ended up in Malaysia; 

10:39 - Malaysian accent;

12:30 - Food;

19:50- Religion;

31:48- Architecture;

34:13 - Why Malaysia is so mutlicultural?

40:19 -  Trash.

44:21 - Social problem;

48:34- What unites all people in Malaysia? 

To follow Regina's stories in VK or check out her photos in Instagram

The music for this episode is provided by amazing Malaysian musician Sin. Check out his Instagram page if you want to hear more music from him. 

If you have any questions or feedback, you can send us an email on 

inrussianfromafar@gmail.com

Or you can send DM or leave comment on our Facebook and  Instagram page.

Support us on Patreon

If you want to study Russian with Sergey  text to him here

Oct 23 2020

57mins

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Rank #9: Harry Potter and Philosopher's Stone | Talking about the movie in Russian

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We continue our series , where we talk about films in Russian. 

And in today's episode we come to the first part of the epic magical saga : "Harry Potter and Philosopher's Stone". If you grew up with Potter and his friends, then you would probably pick up many words by listening to this episode! 

Listen to episode, and check the transcript to make you got everything right ;)

Download TRANSCRIPT and vocabulary list!

If you have any questions, you can send us an email on inrussianfromafar@gmail.com

Or you can send DM or leave comment on our Facebook or  instagram page.

Support us on Patreon

If you want to study Russian with Sergey  text to him here

Oct 17 2020

13mins

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Rank #10: Мексиканская мечта

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When can you swim by the crocodile house? Where can you find best Tacos in Mexico?  Who are the real mexicans?

In today's episode Denis tells us about  Mexico and why he believes it's the best country to live in! 

Listen to episode, to find out the answer on these questions :) 

Download TRANSCRIPT!

Recommedations: 

  • To read about the youngest volcano.

Time points: 

3:31  - Denis' story;

09:21 -FOOD; 

19:10 - Mexican people;

26:42 - Mexican nature;

29:27- Cenotes;

34:08- Volcanos;

39:19 - What things annoys Denis in Mexico?

43:35-  How safe is actually Mexico? 

47:47- Religion in Mexico;

52:02- Día de Muertos; 

57:06- What is similar between Mexicans and Russians;

01:01:54 - What Mexicans think about Russia.    

Contact through facebook with Denis

If you have any questions, you can send us an email on inrussianfromafar@gmail.com

Or you can send DM or leave comment on our instagram page.

Support us on Patreon

If you want to study Russian with Sergey 

Oct 09 2020

1hr 5mins

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