Friday, June 14, 2013

50,000 views and some news!

We've reached 50,000 views on this blog!!! I want to send out a huge СПАСИБО, ДЯКУЮ, and THANK YOU to everyone for reading and sharing : ) You guys are a huge inspiration to D and me ... being able to share our small corner of the planet with you has totally changed the way we see the world. Your comments, emails, and questions are totally fantastic, keep 'em coming!
As for these fireworks, remember how I mentioned before that fireworks are quite commonplace  in Ukraine? This was someone's random weeknight celebration in the neighborhood. Pretty cool, eh?

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 : )


  1. First of all, a hearty congrats on the 50,000 page view! Woohoo!

    Second, enhorabuena for your new language-learning site! I just popped over to it and love the concept of learning everyday language via signs and storefronts. Very clever!

    You mention that you might upload audio files to aid with pronunciation; what about linking to They have a ton of pronuncation entries for Russian--check it out here: . Could be an idea!

    1. Oh, that's a good idea, Cassandra : ) Gracias!

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    1. MCD, thanks for reading along and thanks for all of the FB shares! : )