Russian tonight – projects updates

Due to unforeseen circumstances I will not be seeing niece and nephew tomorrow so we decided to leave Arabic for another time and we did Russian instead.

They picked up the characters quicker than I did and mostly remembered yes, no, I /my name is and thank you. We watched some Cossack dancing (they had not heard of it) and listened to some beautiful Orthodox then folk music.

Thanks to Russian friend, I managed to get some vellum paper (albeit lined but my nephew liked the smell), no birch bark:

http://www.orthedu.ru/culture/slava/17-34/28-34.htm

Great summary in this IJOR article (En)

http://www.ijors.net/issue2_2_2013/articles/iliev.html

They used fountain pens today. Proud of them both, no prejudices just interest and willingness to learn. They may forget everything for a while but we’re hoping to visit Chinatown, a Russian cafe in Westminster and tbc re Arabic, Hindi and Urdu so they can see characters again etc

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