Playing Pokémon Go in church could send this Russian YouTuber to prison for years

A Russian YouTube star has been detained for two months and could face up to five years of prison time, reports the Guardian and many other outlets. His crime? Playing Pokémon Go in a church earlier this month. He was arrested under Article 282 of the Russian Federation Criminal Code, which prohibits “incitement of hatred(…)


How to Say Cat in Russian

Russian does not contain a proper word for gender-neutral English word ‘cat’; one can only say ‘she-cat’ or ‘he-cat’ for adult cats. However there is a gender-neutral word for kittens. All of these different words for ‘cat’ may confuse you. If you want to say the word ‘cat’ properly in Russian, see Step 1 to(…)


How to Identify a Russian Blue

Have you ever come across a stunning blue cat but didn’t know what kind of cat it was? The odds of it are low, but it could be a Russian blue cat. There are a few ways to help you identify a Russian blue cat when you find one. EditSteps EditRecognizing Russian Blue Characteristics Learn(…)


How to Say Hello in Russian

There’s more than one way to greet someone in Russian. To say hello in Russian, try one of the following phrases. EditSteps The most basic, informal phrase used to greet someone is “привет” (pri-VET). This is informal and amounts to the English “Hi”. Listen to an audio recording of привет The most common formal phrase(…)


Plane carrying dozens bursts into flames as it crashes near Russian airport

A Boeing 737-800 passenger jet crashed as it was trying to land at the Rostov-on-Don airport in southwestern Russia early Saturday local time, according to Russian authorities. The Russian Ministry of Transport and the Southern Regional Emergency Center confirmed the crash of the FlyDubai airliner at 3:50 a.m. local time. Early reports indicated all passengers(…)