The other piece of news....
... our new website is up! It's called Street Russian and it's designed for people who are learning Russian. The immersion method has its ups and downs (as we've discussed before) but one of the awesome pros of living abroad is being exposed to all kinds of vocabulary that you'd never find in a course book. I want to share those everyday moments with those who don't get to see them and could benefit from the exposure.
The site is still a work in progress but if you're learning Russian (or even if you're not!) we'd love to hear what you think. Is it useful? How would you improve upon it? We were thinking about adding an audio file for each picture in the future so users can hear how everything is pronounced. If you've got an idea or a picture that would be a great fit for the site, please drop me a line! By the way, here's the Street Russian Facebook page if you're into that sort of thing.
So thanks again, my friends! I look forward to learning more about all things Ukraine and Russia with you : )