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Word Order in Russian

Word Order in Russian You have probably already heard that the word order in Russian is free. However, this is not exactly true. It would be more correct to say that the word order in Russian is flexible. Today we’ll talk about the structure of the Russian sentence. It is especially important if you are […]

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Russian idioms

Russian idioms Each language has its idioms that sound completely meaningless to every foreigner. While using such phrases, you can convey your thoughts better, adding imagery and expressiveness.  Here, we have collected popular idioms and set expressions in Russian so that you can distinguish them in speech and then use them in suitable situations.   […]

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100 common words in Russian

100 common words in Russian While studying a foreign language, you will master various skills, including vocabulary expansion. Each topic is usually built on an integrated approach: certain grammatical rules are studied along with new and learned vocabulary. If you want to expand your vocabulary, this article will be useful for you. . Five Russian […]

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Russian nouns

Russian nouns The first thing that a child begins to use in speech is nouns, after onomatopoeia, of course. After all, the easiest way is to point to an object and name it, instead of building a long complex sentence. It makes sense to start building vocabulary with nouns while learning a foreign language, as […]

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Russian cursive

Russian cursive Learning Russian cursive is not a required part but sometimes it can be helpful. For example, you can read any letter in Russian or write it yourself. In addition, in Russia, it is customary to use cursive not  block letters. Finally, this is another side of the language that you are learning and […]

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Is russian hard to learn

Is russian hard to learn   There is an opinion among foreigners that the Russian language is very difficult to learn. And this is true in a way. However, do all of you know the rules perfectly well, write and speak without mistakes, or put the stress correctly? Let alone the foreigners, for whom the […]

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Russian numbers

Russian numbers Find out which bus number goes to the station you need. Ask how much a carton of milk costs. Say how old you are or give your phone number. To do this, you need to know numerals. How to count to 10 The first ten digits are the most important because they come […]

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Russian Slang

Russian Slang The language is living, it is constantly changing, adjusting to modern realities. One of the most striking examples of its change is slang. You may not like it, it may cause bewilderment but you cannot deny it. If you want to better understand the person you are talking to and hold a conversation […]

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No in Russian: 10 Ways to Express Denial in Different Situations

No in Russian: 10 Ways to Express Denial in Different Situations Do you want to refuse an invitation to a boring meeting? Or do not you want a second helping of a delicious but excess dish? Or maybe do you need to express your indignation and negative attitude to what is happening? In this article, […]

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Yes in Russian: 12 ways to express agreement

Yes in Russian: 12 ways to express agreement It seems that a simple word “Yes” is enough to agree with someone and there are no other options. In fact, there are many ways to express agreement. Today you will learn the most common of them. 1.  Да! This is the most widely-used word to express […]

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Goodbye in Russian

Goodbye in Russian While farewells as well as while greeting you can use different phrases in Russian. The choice depends on the situation, the number of persons that are talking, their relationships, and the speaker’s mood. A goodbye usually expresses some kind of wish.                       […]

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Thank you in Russian

Thank you: 9 ways to express gratitude in Russian Expanding your vocabulary is a step to fluent Russian. You can get by with a single phrase “Thank you” but there can be different situations and interlocutors. That’s why it is better to use different phrases, as well. Today, you will learn how to express gratitude […]

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Russian alphabet

Russian alphabet How are Russian letters written and read? Where can I find them on the keyboard? How to handwrite them? Will I ever be able to remember and understand them? Today, we answer all questions related to Russian alphabet. About the Russian alphabet There are 33 letters: 21 consonants — б, в, г, д, […]

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We invite you to our workshop “Ornamental painting on wood”

We invite you to take part in our workshop, dedicated to ornamental painting on wood this Friday 12.07. at 15.00   We will tell you about one of the most ancient art form. It is  called painting on wood. Today it is widely used in cabinet, tableware, toys and musical instruments making. There are so […]

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How we celebrated Kupalje at the school of Russian language «Leader»

At the school of Russian language «Leader» you will not only learn Russian language with the help of books. You will learn a lot about Russian traditions and culture. We regularly organize excursions, workshops, thematical events. These events help our students to improve their spoken language, communicate with each other and have a great time […]

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We invite you to a meeting of the Speaking Club on the topic “Kupalje”

The ancient national holiday of Kupalje is celebrated in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine on the day of summer solstice when all the nature forces reach their peak. Kupalje is covered with myths and legends, ancient pagan and christian traditions are bonded tightly and beliefs of our ancestors are reflected in its sacramentals. On this day […]

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Strawberry Party at school fo russian language “Leader”

What to do in the heat, you ask? Different people have different answers for this question. Some people swim, some stay inside and some think that the best option is eating strawberries. Some people associate this berry with a pretty girl and others even think of liquor. Is it true that strawberry can be not […]

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Excursion to the “Kommunarka” confectionery factory in Minsk

On June 20th, students of School of Russian as a foreign language along with two teachers visited the confectionery factory Kommunarka. The idea of visiting one of the biggest confectionery organizations came to Larissa, who is one of the students of the School. The initiative was continued by one more student – Jason, who asked […]

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Online registration for foreigners in Belarus

Now it becomes easier to make the educational trip at our School of Russian ”Leader”! First of all, because of 30 days visa-free stay for the foreigners, coming to Belarus via Minsk National airport, which acts on the territory of Belarus during 6 months.  Secondly, starting from 02.01.2019, the foreigners can make the registration online […]

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Students of the RFL “Leader” school at a culinary workshop

On August 23, the students of the RFL “Leader” school gathered for a workshop in the culinary school “O ede”. Within a few hours they learned about the most popular Belarusian dishes, cooked а dinner by themselves and talked in a pleasant company.     Students from 6 countries: Italy, Great Britain, Belgium, Turkey, the […]

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30 days visa-free stay in Belarus

Now it became much easier to study at the school of Russian “Leader”! Because  it will take less time to prepare all the necessary documents.The decree about 30 days visa-free stay for those coming to Belarus via Minsk National Airport, came into force on the 27th of July of the year 2018.The citizens of 74 […]

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The School of Russian language Leader held TORFL exam

On the 18th of June The School of Russian language Leader held TORFL exam. It is the first TORFL exam at our school, people from different countries, including Japan, took part in it. All the students passed the exam successfully and got the certificates of Pushkin State Russian Language Institute, by the second and the […]

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Our Teachers. Sergey Trunin: “I’m rather strict with my students”

Is it true that the Russian language is among the most difficult ones to learn? Students from which countries know grammar and pronunciation peculiarities best? Sergey Trunin, the teacher of Russian as a foreign language, answers our questions. Sergey is a Candidate of Philological Sciences, Associate Professor, Professor of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, who has been […]

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Our Teachers. Elena Yablonskaya: «I like curious ‘whyers’»

Our teachers are experienced, many-sided specialists who sincerely love their work. They are ready to share their knowledge and good mood with students every day. One of these teachers – Elena Yablonskaya, a graduate from the Faculty of Philology of BSU and a graduate from the graduate school of the National Academy of Sciences of […]

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Take a TORFL exam at School of Russian Language Leader

The School of Russian Language Leader invites everyone to take exams for obtaining internationally recognized certificate TORFL. The exam is held  by agreement with  Head Testing Russian Center of foreign nationals.   The Certificate of successful examination of TORFL  exam will give you the possibility to enter  Russian colleges and universities, where the studies are […]

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Our students’ results after an intensive course (in video format)

Here is the video about our foreign students from Switherland and USA, who have already studied russian language for 6 weeks. Please, take a look, how they have succeeded in learning russian language.

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Did you know? Interesting facts about the Russian language

For those who are just starting to learn Russian we have prepared a dozen of interesting facts. After learning these features of the “great and mighty”, you will want to learn this difficult but beautiful language. 1.       Unbelievable, but it is impossible to “win”(победить) alone. Don’t you believe? Try to say “я победю“ (I will […]

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“Stop! That’s a wrap!” 5 films for those who study Russian

The Russian language is great! As you know, the studying of Russian is not an easy task. And sometimes you have to put a lot of efforts in order to achieve the desired results. We will gladly recommend you some movies that will help you in studying Russian and will bring it to perfection. So, […]

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Our teachers: “If one has a wish there is no barriers”

How to explain to a foreigner what “Yes, maybe” means and what is the most important in studying Russian. In order to find out all the details of teaching the “great and mighty” we have talked with Daria Zubko – a teacher of Russian language school “Leader”. – Daria, how could you describe your work […]

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Russia’s National Flag Day: Famous Tricolor Celebrates 323d Anniversary

Have you ever thought about what distinguishes one state from another? A lot of options come immediately to the mind. What if it is a unique tradition, or local food, or national costumes, or perhaps even dances? However, the most important sign and icon of the state that distinguishes it from all the others is […]

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5 most frequent mistakes made by everyone who studies Russian

Everyone makes mistakes. It applies to any field of human life: work, relationships, health… And sometimes – even to the way we speak. Although most of us do not pay attention to small and big inaccuracies in speech or in writing, the latest speaks volumes. First of all, it speaks about education, background knowledge, self-assessment […]

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Let’s learn Russian stress: 15 poems to help

While studying at Russian language courses in the educational center “Leader”, you can learn not only grammar and spelling, but also learn how to place the stress correctly. No doubt, to learn them by heart is quite difficult, however, for such a case there is a simple game method. This method is short but memorable […]

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Melting pot club

Melting Pot Club MeltingPot Club started on July, 8th!!!It was held by School of English EnglishPapa and School of Russian Leader. Students of different nationalities took part in it. There were various competitions, conversational games, dialogues, discussions and virtual excursions. It was fun and interesting, useful and informative.Join the club!

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The Leader School Representative Takes Part in the International Conference ST Alphe Istambul

The Educational Centre Leader representative participates in the ST Alpha Istambul international conference in Turkey this weekend. The ST Alphe Conference provides an opportunity for representatives of the international education sphere to meet and share experiences during short business one-on-one meetings with representatives of other international agencies and educational institutions. At the conference in Istanbul […]

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Special Photo Shoot for Our Students

Special photo shoot for our students Recently in our school of Russian as a foreign language a special photo shoot with our students took place. It is important for us that those who come there to study Russian language from all over the world would feel themselves free and comfortable. We strive for it, therefore […]

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Study Russian in Belarus or Russia. Some Advantages

Today Russia and Belarus are the only countries where Russian is the state language. In both countries people actively communicate in Russian in life and in office-work. Why is it better to learn Russian there? 1 – The Language Environment It is better to study English in Great Britain or the USA, it is better […]

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Best Russian Universities for Foreign Students

Russian Universities have also recently gained popularity with international students. In Moscow, you can meet students from Europe, both Americas, as well Asia and Africa. 21 Russian universities were mentioned by QS World University Rankings. The best are State Universities in both major cities in the country. Lomonosov Moscow State University MSU is a leading, […]

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Best Belarusian Universities for Foreign Students

More and more often international students choose Belarussian universities. Thus it becomes usual to meet students from China, South Korea, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Turkey and other countries in universities of Minsk. Foreign students study exact sciences and the humanities in various universities of Minsk and regional centers. In the recently published QS World University Rankings, the […]

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Early Booking of Summer 2016 Russian Language Courses at Leader: save up to 30%!

Special offer for summer 2016 season is our early booking: save up to 30%! At the end of 2015 Leader Educational Centre received two prestigious awards in competitions of consumer preferences. We are grateful to all the students and give 20% discount on all our courses. To get an early booking extra discount of 10%, […]

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Leader at the ICEF North America Workshop

These days an international forum for educational industry professionals ICEF North America Workshop is held, where the founder of the Leader Educaional Center takes part to represent the center, the school of English and educational agency EnglishPapa and the school of russian as a foreign language Leader. The United States and Canada are top study […]

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Educational Center Leader Awarded with the People’s Brand Title

On the 3rd of Decenber the  Educational Center Leader including the School of Russian as a Foreign Language Leader, was awarded with the People’s Brand Title in Belarus. The honorary title of People’s Brand Award is the third title which is decided on the basis of consumer preferences studies. Previously the Leader Educational Center became the […]

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Educational Courses #1 in Belarus

Educational courses by the Leader Educational Center including the School of Russian as a Foreign Language Leader were officially awarded with the #1 Educational Courses Title in Belarus. On the 26th of November the International Choice of the Year festival awarding ceremony was held in Minsk. “We are inspired by the success stories of our graduates,  who started their business, […]

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Among Countries and Cultures: Special Lesson for Students of the Leader

As a result of studying russian as a foreign language the ability of students to communicate with both native russian speakers and foreigners who learn russian is one of priorities in the School of Russian as a Foreign Language Leader. There are several ways to maintain and develop these abilities. For this purpose at the […]

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Leader at the ICEF Workshops in Berlin: New Knowledge, New Prospects

Last week an international conference ICEF Workshops took place in Berlin. At the conference the Leader Educational Center’s founder Sergey Sulimov represented the center as well as the EnglishPapa school of English and the Leader School of Russian as a Foreign Language. Every year more than 1 000 educational agents and industry professionals from more than 100 countries […]

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The intercultural meeting between students of educational school “LIDER”

The intercultural meeting between students of educational school “LIDER” he students of Russian as a foreign language school attended the cross-cultural meeting organised by the centre Leader . Every participant made a presentation about the culture and traditions of their countries. It gave the opportunity for our students to know each other better and practise […]

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Happy Halloween!

The Halloween is mostly an English speaking world’s holiday. However, in Belarus and other Russian speaking countries this day is also popular. We have prepared a list of thematic words so that you could easily celebrate this day with your Russian speaking friends. So enjoy! And Happy Halloween! Весёлого Хэллоуина! [vesjologo hjellouina] – Happy Halloween!Сладости […]

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Mother’s day

14 October is the Mother’s day in Belarus. With warm words and best regards we congratulate all mums and wish their children to gladden them.

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On teachers’ Day!

On the first Sunday of October people in Belarus celebrate Teacher’s day. All thankful students congratulate their teachers. And the Educational Centre Leader congratulates its teachers and wish them good students and only positive moments in their jobs. Let’s do it in Russian: “С днём учителя!”

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The life of our students in host families

On the 19 of July Natasa from Slovenia has come to our centre. She had a big desire to live in a host family. It turned to be the host family of Julia Sidorenko, which consists of a dad, a mum and a little kid. Besides studying Natasa visited many places of Minsk. She liked […]

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Friendship Club in the Educational Centre Leader

Only Educational Centre Leader offers our students to join Friendship club and have meetings in a friendly environment with students who study English in our centre. You can practice your communicative Russian skills, make a great contribution into volunteer work of sharing your English knowledge and just make new friends. Follow our events on golearnrussian.com […]

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TIPS FOR LEARNING AND IMPROVING RUSSIAN

Everyone is capable of mastering the Russian language, no matter their age, previous skills or past failures. The key to successfully learning any language is desire. That is why the first thing you need to understand before studying Russian is what your own motivation is. This could be a working necessity, family roots, desire to […]

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STUDYING THE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE: MISSION IMPOSSIBLE

According to Language Difficulty Ranking, studying Russian will take you 1100 hours. It is quite challenging compared to Dutch, French or Italian (600 hours), but twice as easy as studying Arabic, Chinese or Japanese. Here you need to decide if you will be an optimist or a pessimist. Of course it is hard, but that’s […]

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Cultural life in Minsk for expats while learning Russian

You can see the entire Minsk for two days. However, it’s not a good idea to chase places on the first day of your stay here. It is better to wander around the city, and you can do it even without a map because Minsk is a monument itself. So, you can walk on a […]

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Why you should learn Russian in Minsk

Russian is one of the most widespread languages in the world. It is not only the native language for the residents of the Russian Federation. Many inhabitants of former Soviet countries as well as ones from ex-social states of Eastern and Central Europe also speak Russian. It is as well one of the most difficult […]

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New families-lovely homestay

We have signed the agreements with many families. Now our students have an opportunity to practise Russian in everyday surrounding. And you will immerse into the culture and traditions of Belarus.

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Leader became number one courses in Belarus

We were awarded the national brand of the year award

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The educational centre Leader has won the award “The Public Brand” in the nomination “Educational courses”

Great news for the clients! The educational centre Leader has won the award “The Public Brand” in the nomination “Educational courses”. This award is unique because the winners are chosen not by jury, but ordinary consumers. Thats why our centre has proved that we take care of our clients and offer them the best quality […]

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