The Meaning of Labor Day as Spring Day in Russia

May 1st is commemorated as International Labor Day, or commonly called May Day. On that day, workers in a number of countries gathered, and usually held a demonstration demanding the enforcement of labor rights. How was labor day as spring day in Russia? However, May Day was at first not synonymous with the struggle of […]

Ded Moroz and Snegurochka as Symbol of Christmas in Russia

Ded Moroz and Snegurochka as Symbol of Christmas in Russia. Ded Moroz and Snegurochka are popular figures in Russia, especially in Christmas and New Year. Who are they? Orthodox Christianity is the most widely embraced religion in Russia. Like other Christians, Orthodox Christians also celebrate Christmas. But uniquely they celebrate Christmas not on December 25, […]

How to show time expressions in Russian?

Studying terms related to time in Russian might be a little complex, but don’t worry you can learn it slowly from the basic like ordinal number followed with genitive case so you can really understand how to tell time in Russia.  After that you can start learning about time of the day, frequency, and specified […]

Understanding and Asking Time in Russian

In this lesson, you will learn specifically how to ask time in Russian, either time of the day, how long the time will go, and another way to talk about time. Before you come here you can learn the basic about time from ordinal number, genitive case, how to tell time, and time expression in […]

Telling Time in Russian Language

1. From the full hour to half past If you want to answer the time between the full hour and half past, you don’t say ‘fifteen past twelve’, but you say ‘It is fifteen minutes of the first’. The hour from twelve to one is called первый час (‘the first hour’); from one to two is […]