Learning Russian update

In the midst of a some ongoing turbulence in new role, I met with a very kind mature student from Ukraine today to actually start speaking some Russian and it was a wakeup call. I couldn’t follow a normal speaking pace or even understand many words.

Will be doing this hopefully once a week for a while. He explained that Russians can identify if you are from Ukraine because of accent and some words / nuances. A bit like Yorkshire English and Surrey English.

We didn’t discuss politics. A lot more prep for next tine but it will bring together everything I’ve been learning online. 

I asked if there were nice places to hike in Ukraine too and yes. For the possible health projects ( which was main reason for learning Russian) it will be useful.

And apparently it’s just Petersburg to locals.

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