Category: Russian language

On this picture there are 8 items that start with letter Б. Can…

On this picture there are 8 items that start with letter Б. Can you find them all?

Illustration by V. Kurdryavtseva (1975)

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While we are on the subject of wolves, let me …

While we are on the subject of wolves, let me introduce you to this famous Russian meme! Originally it was a photo taken by Mr. Aaron Huey from National Geographic, but the Russian Internet hivemind decided it to be a perfect depiction of some teamwork dynamics. The capslocked lines have also turned into independent memes of their own. 🙂 


– Hey, who’s the leader over there? Could you maybe try for a straighter pathway?

– I dunno, maybe there’s something wrong with their legs or eyes, lol.

– I’m seriously sick of having to turn right and left all the time in this trench.

– Oh, who the fuck cares? We can walk – and that’s good enough.

– I’M A BIG BAD WOOLEN WOLF! GODDAMNIT, I’M JUST TOO GOOD! MY PAWZZERS ARE THE MOST POWERFUL!

Font for Artist and Designer, a set of 12 posters (1989)

Font for Artist and Designer, a set of 12 posters (1989)

ABC book illustrated by V. Lebedev (1925)

ABC book illustrated by V. Lebedev (1925)

Pages from “My First ABC Book”, published in St Petersburg…

Pages from “My First ABC Book”, published in St Petersburg (1900s)

School children prepared new birdhouses for springtime.Did you…

School children prepared new birdhouses for springtime.

Did you know that in Russian, birdhouse is literally a “starling-place”? But of course, any birds are welcome. 🙂

Calligraphy from the Soviet Screen magazine, 1960s (via)

Calligraphy from the Soviet Screen magazine, 1960s (via)

Winnie the Pooh is commonly known as Винни-Пух in Russian….

Winnie the Pooh is commonly known as Винни-Пух in Russian. However, it was not always his name. Here are two earlier translations of Pooh stories published in Murzilka magazine. The top one is from 1939, where Pooh is медведь Винни-Пу. The bottom one is from 1958, and the name is Мишка-Плюх.

Vintage enamel pin – Russian letter Б for Белка (belka -…

Vintage enamel pin – Russian letter Б for Белка (belka – squirrel) (buy here)