Transcripts

1 Why study Russian

2 Greetings

3 Being Late

4 How to say “on the tip of the tongue” in Russian

5 Problems with the car

6 Insomnia

7 Russian expression about the handyman

8 Rain

9 Tea, coffee, and ice cream

10 The simplest breakfast

11 Language mistakes

12 Language competence

13 Everyone cooks a different borsch

14 What you wear

15 Expression about the long drawer

16 Family and relatives

17 Mafia

18 Everyone is an artist

19 Swimming

20 St Petersburg

21 Money

22 Biking

23 Movies

24 Birthdays

25 Going to the dentist

26 Time lost, time found

27 Listening to music

28 Napoleon – the cake and the emperor

29 Superstitions

30 Trains and railway stations

31 How we read

32 Chess – an art or a science?

33 Zodiac signs

34 Hiking and campfire

35 Driving

36 Cities — Paris, Rome, Vienna

37 Names in Russian

38 Oceans, continents, and maps

39 Home, sweet home

40 Envy and success

41 Is there truth in wine?

42 Sport is life!

43 Cats, dogs, and a turtle

44 Cosmetics and make-up

45 Beer

46 Traffic accidents

47 Days, weeks, and months

48 Life in the phone

49 How to wish good luck

50 Chestnuts – for fun and for eating

51 Airports and flights

52 Stierlitz, a Russian James Bond

53 Hangover

54 Urban courtyards

55 All rivers flow

56 In the nick of time

57 Newspapers, radio, and television

58 Countries with many names

59 Alain Delon speaks French

60 In the public transportation

61 Multitasking and priorities

62 Shades of blue

63 Graduation party

64 Curtains and blinds

65 Soccer

66 Wearing glasses

67 Russian vulgar language – русский мат

68 Cleaning and renovation

69 Draughts and winds

70 Forests on fire

71 Bread, wheat, and civilization

72 Detective stories

73 Toys around us

74 When dreams come true

75 Selling and buying, stores and bazaars

76 Water — drink, wash, contemplate

77 Churches

78 Getting along with neighbors

79 Repair or throw away

80 Handwriting

81 Watermelon

82 With a touch of sci-fi

83 Four temperaments

84 Earthquakes

85 Cartoons — funny and serious

86 Kayaking

87 Do you have a robot?

88 Barbecue and shashlik

89 Flowers for the occasion

90 Conversations in the kitchen

91 Old new cities

92 Nuts and bolts of opera

93 Home plants, gardens, and parks

94 Why do we take pictures?

95 Alchemy and transhumanism

96 Disagreements and arguments

97 The art of giving orders

98 Borders and the Balkans

99 Haircuts, hairdressers, and Michelangelo

100 Is there hope?

101 Heels and heights

102 Scents and smells

103 Passion on ice

104 Whales and elephants

105 Smoking and non-smokers

106 Exams in school and life

107 Bad luck

108 Meat, fish, and vegetables

109 Halves and quarters every day, even if you hate math

110 Einstein – funny and human

111 Königsberg and Kaliningrad

112 At the pace of waltz

113 Faces of fear

114 Drugs and society

115 When it is boring

116 Sculptures, statues, and monuments

117 Conversation and politics in France

118 Noises and music

119 Russian Conversation Club

120 The meanings of nothing

121 First snow

122 Ikebana, origami, Kurosawa

123 Excuse me, I am sorry, and pardon me

121 First snow

124 Careers and resignations

125 What can fit in a suitcase?

126 The Bible in many languages

127 Headaches and painkillers

128 A Little about Romania

120 The Meanings of nothing

129 Why collecting badges, recordings, and paintings?

130 Why not read an encyclopedia?

131 Dark forces

132 Holiday season 1 – When and how

133 Holiday season 2 – Christmas trees are sold out

134 Intellectual, intelligent, and intelligentsia

135 Fairytales and fantasies

136 Freezing cold

137 Red – politics and passion

138 Playing cards

139 Card sharps and unfair play

140 National styles of hockey

141 Friends in life and friends Facebook

142 Um, well, and other fillers

143 How to understand numbers

144 Fines and penalties

145 Why you do not have to read Dostoyevsky

146 Counselling and confession

147 Moving, travelling, and coming back

148 Fears and joys of public speaking

149 Doping scandals and big sport

150 Masks and faces

151 Icicles and thaws

152 Ukrainian and Russian in Ukraine

153 How Ukraine made Russian history longer

154 Ukraine – the meaning of the name

155 The myth of Russian-Ukrainian brotherhood

156 Cossacks, the frontier people

157 Jews in Ukraine and Russia

158 The Map of the Soviet Motherland

159 The Baltic way

160 Moldavia – Between Romania and Ukraine

161 Georgia – a country in the Caucasus

162 Stalin – dictator, intellectual, and theater-goer

163 Transcaucasia – between three empires

164 Armenia and Azerbaijan – close neighbors and rivals

165 The North Caucasus – the roots of conflict

166 Alaska – from Russia to the US

167 Finalnd and Russia

168 Russian Germans

169 The white sun of Central Asia

170 Turning rivers, connecting continents

171 BAM – the Soviet project of the century

172 Poland and Russia

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