Moldova – Polyglot’s Paradise?

Moldova – Polyglot’s Paradise?

Moldova – Polyglot’s Paradise? Moldova is a country of 3.5 million people landlocked between Romania and Ukraine. The country in its present de jure borders was part of the Soviet Union from 1945-1991 after which it became independent upon the collapse of...
Are some languages sexier than others?

Are some languages sexier than others?

Are some languages sexier than others? While many of us are attracted to the foreign accent of particular nationalities when they speak in our native tongue, is the same true when the foreigners speak in their own language? I have recently noticed a trend that I am...
5 reasons why I am learning Russian during a war in Ukraine

5 reasons why I am learning Russian during a war in Ukraine

5 reasons why I am learning Russian during a war in Ukraine Since late 2013, I have been spending a considerable amount of time in Ukraine, a country that is experiencing significant political instability. Protests against President Victor Yanukovich began in November...
To Kharkiv – to the Russian border

To Kharkiv – to the Russian border

To Kharkiv – to the Russian border Kharkiv (population 1.4 million) is Ukraine’s second largest city and located approximately 30 kms from the border with Russia. Between 1917 and 1935, Kharkiv was the capital of the Ukrainian Socialist Republic within the...
To Kyiv – Aftermath of the Euromaidan revolution

To Kyiv – Aftermath of the Euromaidan revolution

To Kyiv – Aftermath of the Euromaidan revolution Vinnytsia is about a 3-hour train ride from Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv. We arrived in Kyiv soon after the uprising that led to the former president, Viktor Yanukovich, fleeing the country, which I had personally...