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The 2018 Olympics Have Started!

Published: February 9, 2018

The Olympics bring together athletes from around the world,

and even if tensions run high about geopolitics or a half second difference in
race time, the games give athletes and fans alike an opportunity to overcome their
differences and celebrate each other’s victories.

Throwback: Happy Birthday, Anton Chekhov!

Published: January 29, 2018

Every year, our High School Credit Session villagers take on a project to integrate everything they’ve learned about language, traditions, history, and art. Teams of villagers have worked together to solve environmental crises, to run political campaigns, and to retell Russian fairytales. The chance to dive into working with authentic materials, adapted for villagers’ familiarity with Russian, is part of what makes Lesnoe Ozero so special. Check out this Throwback to High School Credit villagers’ final projects from 2010, when they adapted Anton Chekhov’s work into short videos about Lesnoe Ozero!

Transform Your Thanksgiving Leftovers into Russian Treats!

Published: November 25, 2017

If the best thing about Thanksgiving is spending the day with loved ones, then the best thing about the day after Thanksgiving is left overs. Spice up your leftovers game by incorporating the ingredients into 5 traditional Russian recipes.

5 Ways to Keep Up With Russian During the School Year

Published: September 21, 2017

If you’re worried about forgetting all your Russian during the academic year, look no further than this handy list of 5 strategies to keep up your language skills at home.

August 19- До встречи!

Published: August 19, 2017

This morning, we said goodbye to our one-week villagers and family program participants!

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