Blisseyll
Почему вы хотите выучить русский язык? Why do you want to learn Russian?
Jun 16, 2010 5:04 PM
Answers · 2
I used to learn Russian at primary and secondary school, ages ago. It was not my choice, but as I liked foreign languages, I put my heart into learning it. Maybe it was also due to our wise teacher, who steered clear of the political/propaganda tones and introduced us to the world of literature and art. Thirty-odd years on, I can still remember some of the poems we learned by heart.The songs of Okudjava and Vysocky were an important part of my youth, as were films by Tarkovski ,Mikhalkov or Shukshin. Like many Poles from eastern Poland, my family was also connected with Russia-my grandmother and her sisters studied in St.Petersburg (then Petrograd) before the revolution, and while she moved to Vilnius in 1919, my grand-aunts probably died in (then) Leningrad during the terrible war siege. I have no practical reasons to learn Russian now. But this time it's my choice. And I enjoy digging out the forgotten words. Maybe one day I'll use it to learn more about my family roots, maybe I'll just be able to translate new lyrics from new bards' songs, who knows?
June 16, 2010
I really like this language and culture and also I need it for my work, because we have some cooperation with Russia, and some things are better understood in their native language. Also, once upon a time, some 40 years ago in former Yugoslavia it was much cheaper to buy scientific books (especially in math and engineering) in Russian than in our native language, so I'm stuck with some old books which still might be useful for me. :-)
June 16, 2010
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Blisseyll
Language Skills
English, Lithuanian, Russian, Ukrainian
Learning Language
English, Lithuanian