In this post, you will find great Russian Quotes from famous people, such as Garry Kasparov, Max Boot, Sascha Radetsky, Nikolai Berdyaev, Ramzan Kadyrov. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
Russian Parliament today is a bunch of puppets that just fall in with the instructions from Kremlin.
The Russian yearning for the meaning of life is the major theme of our literature, and this is the real point of our intelligentsia’s existence.
If we are Russian citizens, treat us as Russian citizens. We want equality and justice.
NATO was constructed on the – with the reason, whether one believes it or not, that it was going to defend Western Europe from Russian assault. Once the Berlin Wall fell and the Soviet Union was beginning to collapse, that reason was gone. So, first question: why does NATO exist?
Over the course of my career as an undercover officer in the C.I.A., I saw Russian intelligence manipulate many people. I never thought I would see the day when an American president would be one of them.
I speak German, Turkish and English perfectly. And I can communicate in Russian.
Russian hacking of the DNC is a problem, not a scandal.
I served as a Russian policy officer in the U.S. Navy and worked to implement our nuclear agreements with the Russian Federation.
I’ve always had Russian coaches.
It was an overwhelming moment to perform in Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic. Dia Mirza and I were the celebrity ambassadors for India International Snow Leopard Conservation Forum. I even met the Russian president; all of us pledged to save snow leopards and other endangered species.
All literature has this moral strain, but in Russian literature, it’s particularly sharp.
The premise of Russian foreign policy to the West is that the rule of law is one big joke; the practice of Russian foreign policy is to find prominent people in the West who agree.
The strong bond of sisterhood was a famous trait in classical art and literature about Amazons. But it was modern people who interpreted that as a sexual preference for women. That started in the 20th century. The Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva declared that Amazons were symbolic of lesbianism in antiquity.
I’m young, Russian, I come from money, and I date a very well-known person.
You can always tell a man’s nationality by introducing him to a beautiful girl. An Englishman shakes her hand; a Frenchman kisses her hand; an American asks her for a date; and a Russian wires Moscow for instructions.
The book that made me decide to go into Russian literature was ‘Anna Karenina,’ which I first read in high school. The thing that appealed to me and constituted its Russianness for me was that it was simultaneously incredibly funny and sad.
I would much rather engage people in a conversation about deregulation and reversals of women’s rights and civil rights and LGBT rights than conversations about Russian interference.
Besides numerous science courses, I had the opportunity to study philosophy, the history of architecture, economics, and Russian history in courses taught by extraordinarily knowledgeable professors.
I hadn’t planned on going to law school. I wanted to study 19th-century Russian literature.
My intention still is to write a play to commemorate, possibly rather skeptically, the 50th anniversary of the Russian revolution. I started it at the beginning of 1966, but confronted with the enormous importance and reality of that revolution, I absolutely boggle. I don’t know what to do about it.
The relationship of Trump to Russia has been reported on, and the activity to change the Republican platform happened openly, and Trump’s support for Russian policy – Russia’s views of Europe and its views of NATO – have been stated. So it’s not like this is secret.
In our community here in Boston, we have had a tremendous influx of Russian Jews and Haitians. We call these people immigrants. But they come for the same reasons that William Bradford and William Brewster and John Carver came.
We should note that this latter type of shift was successfully amplified to a considerable extent by Russian physicists using the intense light of a ruby laser whose wavelength is close to that of a transition of the potassium atom.
A play is basically a long, formalistic polemic. You can write it without the poetry, and if you do, you may have a pretty good play. We know this because we see plays in translation. Not many people speak Norwegian or Danish or whatever guys like Ibsen spoke, or Russian – yet we understand Chekhov and the others.
The Russian Federation’s practice of instant citizenship, whereby Russian passports are distributed willy-nilly to ethnic Russians abroad so they can be ‘protected‘ in their current homeland, is unacceptable. Passports are travel documents, not a tool to justify aggression.
There is no man who desires as passionately as a Russian. If we could imprison a Russian desire beneath a fortress, that fortress would explode.
I suppose people hadn’t really thought each decade should have its own character and be different from the others till the 1920s, although I remember in a nineteenth-century Russian novel someone remarked that a character was a typical man of the 1830s – progressive and an atheist.
The history of Chechnya is one of imperialism gone terribly wrong. In the 13th and 14th centuries, Chechens were among the few peoples to fend off Mongol conquerors, but at a terrible cost. Turks, Persians, and Russians sought to seize Chechnya, and it was finally absorbed into the Russian Empire in 1859.
When I was at the State Department, I was targeted by the Russian propaganda machine because I was one of the most visible faces of the United States opposition to Russia’s illegal intervention in Crimea. They made up quotes I never said.
‘The Gambler‘ by Dostoevsky. It was the first time I realised that it was possible to have good and evil in one person. It led me to read a lot of Russian literature.
I love Russian culture. I don’t know the young Russia, I’m not at all familiar with young Russia, but the old school Russia is good enough for me for the moment.
By the 1880s, English translations of both the French and the Russian editions were available, and Americans began to read ‘War and Peace.’
Very few people will roll the dice with their lives. I play Russian roulette.
Thank God, I have sort of a pan-European accent rather than Russian, which doesn’t sound very pleasantly to Americans. For them, we speak with a rather rude pitch, and that might be our actors’ problem there. Now I’ve begun working with language coaches in Los Angeles to get rid of the accent completely.
I really wanted to go Russia. I’m really interested in Russian history, so I’d like to go and put a face to what I’ve read.
The Russian economy is a one-trick pony. They’re totally focused on natural gas and oil.
Don’t you forget what’s divine in the Russian soul and that’s resignation.
Filmmaking, I often like to say, is like Russian roulette. You never know what you’ll get. The only thing you can do is find solace in the fact that, irrespective of the film’s response, you work hard to make the money you do.
Everybody used to talk about Chechnya as a place, in the Russian imperial and Soviet periods, that was essentially governed by extended family and regional networks that substituted for older clan structures. But those networks have been destroyed.
I’m very inspired by the artfulness and soulfulness of the Russian people.
I study hard at Russian, which is a tough but most attractive language.
The United States and Russian security services regularly exchange information.
When I first started working, I was very aware of the fact that I’d been to university and studied Russian and French and not acting. So when I started working, I’d started working quite young, I felt like it was important to treat myself kind of like an apprentice and do as many different types of things as I could.
I belong to the Russian language. As to the state, from my point of view, the measure of a writer’s patriotism is not oaths from a high platform, but how he writes in the language of the people among whom he lives.
I read Russian literature a lot.
I worked both as a Russian journalist and an American journalist and ran a bunch of magazines in Moscow over the course of about 20 years.
In terms of weapons, the best disarmament tool so far is nuclear energy. We have been taking down the Russian warheads, turning it into electricity. 10 percent of American electricity comes from decommissioned warheads.
Beslan, where the Russian authorities stopped live coverage of the school being stormed, was an illustration of the progress we still have to make.
Personally, I am a nationalist, but my race is my nation, and I see all true Europeans as my racial brethren and part of my nation, be them Norwegian, Danish, or Swedish, French, German, or English, Russian, Polish, or Belorussian, or whatever.
First would be the literary side, then the spiritual and philosophical. The political side is required principally because of the necessity of the current Russian position.
I’ve been to the Titanic in a yellow submarine and the North Pole in a Russian nuclear ice breaker.
The problems in the Russian novel are quite similar to the problems of Turkish nationalism and Turkish culture, which was something that I grew up thinking didn’t affect me very much because my parents didn’t really talk about it.
The Russian revolution was to an unprecedented degree the cause of the proletariat of the whole world becoming more revolutionary.
To make America the greatest is my goal, so I beat the Russian and I beat the Pole. And for the U.S.A. won the medal of gold. The Greeks said, ‘You’re better than the Cassius of old.’
‘Gulabo Sitabo’ is the biggest release for me. The film is going to 203 countries simultaneously and it is successfully being subtitled in 20 languages including Portuguese, German, Spanish, Russian, French and many more.
In effect, I was asking that if Russia mobilized against Austria, the German Government, who had been supporting the Austrian demand on Serbia, should ask Austria to consider some modification of her demands, under the threat of Russian mobilization.
My mom is African-American, Native-American, Irish, and Creole, and my father is of Jewish, Russian, and Polish descent. It’s made me who I am. Because of my diverse background, I think I can relate to many different people, different stories, and different communities.
People everywhere in the world have Russian connections. There is nothing wrong with having Russian connections as long as you’re transparent about it.
Yevtushenko is a high member of his country’s establishment, and he lies terribly about the United States to his Russian readers.
I give my grandfather, Dr Harold Young, a forestry Professor at the University of Maine, full credit for my career path. He pioneered the use of aerial photography in forestry in the 1950s, and we think he worked as a spy for the CIA during the Cold War, mapping Russian installations.
We certainly would not be here, living and working on the International Space Station without the commitment and dedication of all the folks who worked the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo Programs as well as the Russian Space Program.
The repeated announcements that the Russian resistance was definitely broken have been proved to be untrue.
Russian citizens being attacked is an attack against the Russian Federation.
The imputation to Brodsky of Russian nationalist views is, of course, paradoxical and worth considering.
There is a view of Russian exceptionalism, that they are a unique civilisation, a view right since Ivan the Terrible that Russia is a special civilisation with a special culture. Putin is pushing that now.
Putin’s treatment of Chechnya became a cautionary tale of what would happen to rebels and terrorists – and indeed to entire groups of people – if they threatened the Russian state.
Special counsel Robert Mueller, investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, provided ample evidence that the president should be investigated for obstruction of justice in his attempt to quell the Russia investigation by firing Comey and urging aides to lie.
I would watch San Antonio play and see plays I recognized from the Russian team, the Yugoslavian team.
The principle of evil in Europe is the enervating spirit of Russian absolutism.
Russia wants stability along its Western borders, neighbors who treat their Russian minorities with respect and prosperous trading partners. NATO enlargement promotes such developments.
Chechnya is part and parcel of the Russian Federation.
Thanks to nanny, I’ve got a deep understanding of Russian tales.
I belong to Russian literature, but I am an American citizen, and I think it’s the best possible combination.
I know that Britain and the United States and others ship arms in the Middle East, 10 or maybe 100 times more than the Russian does.
Russians call me German, Germans call me Russian, Jews call me a Christian, Christians a Jew.
I’m so happy to be a part of Russian MMA history by headlining the first UFC event in Russia.
You can’t break Russian people, you know? ‘Cos we’re made in cold snow. We’re very resistant.
When the Georgian army started this assault against the sleeping city of Tskhinvali, the Georgian peacekeepers, serving in one contingent with their Russian friends, joined the army and started killing the Russian comrades in arms.
I was never invited to the White House. They invited that Olympic Russian gymnast – that little Communist, Olga Korbut.
Throughout history, when societies have been faced with big challenges, they’ve put their best people on them. During the Space Race, American and Russian scientists, engineers, astronauts and cosmonauts pushed the bounds of what was possible and landed men on the moon.
Vladimir Putin understood, from the Communist era when he was a KGB officer, that the Russian propaganda system of targeting Western media – that in the digital world, you could easily pull the Western media around by a nose ring.
The real evil of the Russian communist state is not communism. It is the secret police and the concentration camp.
I’ve scrubbed many, many landmarks. I scrubbed the Kremlin back in ’98. We had a mandatory-toothbrushing parade; we had the text of the mandatory-toothbrush law translated into Russian. And we had like 30 Russians; we had musicians; we had the giant toothbrushes. The police came and told us to stop, and we stopped.
The Russian people and Russian culture are the linchpin, the glue that binds together this unique civilization.
I’m not superstitious at all. I’m not a Russian.
I love Russian faces. The only difference between them is beautiful and more beautiful.
When I bought a collection of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, I returned home with a bright enthusiasm to begin the long march into the Russian soul. Though I’ve failed to read either man to completion, they both helped me to imagine that my fictional South Carolina was as vast a literary acreage as their Russia.
I’m most impressed by the Russian writers, so I love reading the works of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. Another author who has informed the way I think is the French philosopher, Blaise Pascal.
I love all types of music – jazz, great pop music, world music and folk music – but the music I listen to most is piano music from the 18th, 19th and 20th century. Russian music in particular.
All of the people who work in the Russian government and Russian presidential administration, in this way or another, work for Vladimir Putin.
One of the problems in the Ukrainian crisis is that very few Westerners know their history, or if they know it, what they learn is what we call the Russian version of history.
He told me he was working as an interpreter in a doctor’s office in Brookline, Massachusetts, where I was living at the time, and he was translating for a doctor who had a number of Russian patients. On my way home, after running into him, I just heard this phrase in my head.
I had English grammar book and started to teach myself. I read ‘Catcher in Rye,’ in Russian. I was amazed at freedom in ‘Catcher in Rye!’ Freedom to have those perceptions of life!
To say that you now trust the Russian military command and control system because some Russian general told you from the bottom of his heart that’s the case, strikes me as most unrealistic.
Stalin, of course, never went on trial, but his legacy did. In 1956, three years after his death, he was denounced by Nikita Khrushchev. And his crimes were even more explicitly exposed by Mikhail Gorbachev during the late ’80s. Yet to many, Stalin remains more legitimate as a Russian leader than anyone since.
Learning how to and being expected to know how to fly an international partner vehicle is quite something, especially having to do it all in Russian.
You know, I grew up in the East part of Germany so we never had English in school, we had to learn Russian.
So an autobiography about death should include, in my case, an account of European Jewry and of Russian and Jewish events – pogroms and flights and murders and the revolution that drove my mother to come here.
I love the good Russian world, the humanitarian Russian world, but I do not love the Russian world of Beria, Stalin, and Shoigu.
My impressions of the Russian Revolution can be divided into two periods. The first period was when I showed deep sympathy. My second period is one of disappointment. This change was the result of close observation on the spot.
I feel very uneasy with a lot of aspects of the Russian life and the Russian people.
I always wanted to play characters, and that was definitely one – a Russian spy.
There have been a lot of questions since the 2016 U.S. election about Russian interference in the electoral process.
Russian is a really hard language – but I’ve got my own personal teacher. He’s been really patient.
Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great.
I lived next to Russian soldiers. We had Russian army guys in our house when I grew up. We made lemonade for them; they were everywhere. I had a Russian school. I grew up with Russian traditions, I know Russian songs… it infiltrates me a lot. I even speak a little Russian.
There is a threat of Russian energy domination, especially when Russia mentions that it’s going to build more pipelines – Nord Stream III, Nord Stream IV.
Fortunately there is more wealth in the world than there was at the time of the global economic crisis of 1929 – Chinese, Indian, Arab and Russian.
Americans cannot afford to turn a blind eye to Russian interference in our democracy. We need to get to the facts and learn lessons to prevent future misconduct by foreign governments.
No one can take away the experience of Yeltsin’s freedoms, but Russian democracy will never follow Western models: other authoritarian ‘controlled democracies’ – Turkey, Taiwan, Mexico – ultimately developed into democracies. But it took decades.
Mom developed an interest in ‘heritage-language education after noticing an increasing number of students in her UCLA classes whose parents were Russian.
We do not attract Russian money to Luxembourg with high interest rates.
While the left will attempt to drown out Trump’s political accomplishments with unfounded allegations of Russian collusion, the voters who made Trump commander-in-chief will likely reach a different conclusion. Trump has proven himself loyal to the voters who put him there.
Any show that has ‘party non-invite’ as its central conflict drums up the operatic high drama of a good Russian novel. It’s the ‘Real Housewives‘ Crime and Punishment:’ first the horror of a non-invitation, and then the shattering aftermath.
I was born in Eastern Europe, in Latvia, and I’m fluent in Russian.
After the turmoil of the Second World War, my family ended up in Russian-occupied East Germany. When I attended fourth grade, I had to learn Russian as my first foreign language in school. I found this quite difficult because of the Cyrillic alphabet, but as time went on, I seemed to do all right.
The effect of sanctions on the Russian economy are clear to everybody, first to the Russians and to the Russian leadership, and the surroundings of the Russian leadership, the circle that is close to the Russian political leadership.
In particular, I studied German and Russian biomechanics.
The Russian customers don’t feel very comfortable with online transactions.
One of the last courses I taught was on the Russian short story, which I love.
For Russia, there is not and there may not be another political option but democracy. However, Russian democracy is… not at all the realization of standards imposed on us from outside.
I have Czech, I have Russian, I have English, I have Italian. Uh, what am I missing? A little bit of Irish. The Russian is Jewish. So I’m your classic American mutt.
People who can’t speak Russian will be less susceptible to Russian propaganda. But they will also be less susceptible to the poetry of Joseph Brodsky.
A lot of Polish and Russian Jews had this experience: they would emigrate, thinking they were on their way to New York. Then their captains would stop in Dublin and say, ‘Everybody off.’ They would leave, and by the time they discovered they weren’t in America, they didn’t have enough money to continue.
I think I was more or less, convinced of that by just the press, the US press. By people who were pressuring you, saying that you gotta beat the Russian’s, if you don’t win anything else, win the Russian meet and so forth.
The image of Russian troops pouring into Ukraine and encircling military units in Crimea has been a wake-up call that will reverberate for a generation.
We must remember, too, that the Russian population of the Caucasus are to a large extent Muslims, and the areas such as Georgia which have aspirations of their own.
We are excited for the partnership between the Summa Group, the Russian government, and Hyperloop One to construct a Hyperloop in Moscow.
Many people at different levels of the Russian government are open to crypto-currencies.
It is time to investigate Russian interference in our democracy and to address it in a manner that will help restore Americans’ trust in their government.
In general, global economic growth supports Russian economy.
Our expectation is that the Russian Federation does its part to protect its own citizens in full respect of human rights principles.
I think that whether I can be a Russian spy is being investigated by U.S. government since they learned about Sci-Hub, because that is very logical: a Russian project, that uses university accounts to access some information, of course that is suspicious. But in fact Sci-Hub has always been my personal enterprise.
I guess it’s the Russian side of me that takes me a long time to get close to people.
I would love to play a crazy Russian spy, run with a gun. That’s something I would love to do.
The best thing we can do if we want the Russians to let us be Americans is to let the Russians be Russian.
There is a fundamental difference between the Polish experience of the state and the Russian experience. In the Polish experience, the state was always a foreign power. So, to hate the state was a patriotic act.
I definitely feel Russian. I feel Russian, but at the same time when I’m in the States I feel at home, too.
I grew up around books – my grandmother‘s house, where I lived as a small child, was full of books. My father was a history teacher, and he loved the Russian novels. There were always books around.
Russian people are not stupid. They know that the system we are living in is undemocratic.
I think audiences are far too sophisticated now to have an English actor putting on a Russian accent – it feels fake.
I was not only typecast as a Russian, but I was typecast as Yakov Smirnoff. This is understandable, and I was very happy to get the roles, but it would be nice to be in a movie where I could be someone else.
It’s very difficult to write in Russian for someone who has never been schooled in Russian.
I’d read books in Russian, and they would take me forever. I wanted to write a book that would last and would not be superficial. Siberian-travel writing is its own genre.
I went to Briar Cliff College initially, and then I transferred to Georgetown University, because I was a Russian major, and I was one of two girls accepted that year. This was September 1969 – well, that would have been 1970 – into the School Of Languages And Linguistics in Georgetown.
The one thing that the president continues to diminish, which I think is unfortunate, is the fact that the Russian government, at the highest level, deliberately interfered with our election in 2016, and according to all of our experts in the intelligence community, they are coming back with more force in 2018 and 2020.
I no longer remember when I started speaking to Raffi in Russian. I didn’t speak to him in Russian when he was in his mother’s womb, though I’ve since learned that this is when babies first start recognizing sound patterns.
I was with a Russian family, and I couldn’t believe that the grandparents in Russia, first of all I was shocked and delighted to find that the Russian family that I’d been told was so different from the American family, was exactly the same.
Visas represent one bureaucratic obstacle, so to say and, if removed, might increase the inflow of Russian money into the Czech economy. And not only Russian money, but Russian tourists, Russian entrepreneurs and so on.
Russian democracy is the power of the Russian people with their own traditions of national self-government, and not the realisation of standards foisted on us from outside.
The problem with Russia is not corruption per se, or even Putin per se. Russian government is not corrupt because Vladimir Putin has absolute power. Russian government has been corrupt and will always be as long as anyone has absolute power.
I’m tired of Italian gangsters. Not that I don’t watch ‘The Godfather‘ every morning when I get up and ‘Goodfellas’ when I go to sleep at night. But I’ve just always been fascinated by Russia as a country, by the Russian personality. And now Russia is literally a gangster nation.
A great deal of energy is spent daily on pushing the Russian e-commerce boom along while managing all aspects of growth and development along the way.
Many people thought I would never succeed, because I am so Russian. So Russian, hundred percent.
Trump’s pardon of Arpaio may not get as much attention as Russian influence or Trump’s apparent obstruction of justice in the Mueller investigation. But to me, as a woman of color, it is a clear abuse of power for the U.S. president to pardon a sheriff who targeted people for arrest because of their ethnicity.
After taking a retreat into the woods of the Russian River Valley to write, reflect, and commune with nature and one another, ‘Amethyst Journey‘ was born. The album is a collection of songs that are a combination of our outlook and inspirations – a response to current issues and the state of our planet.
It is unclear how much money Trump has, but it is not enough to matter in Russia. If he keeps up his pose as the tough billionaire, he will be flattered by the Russian media, scorned by those who matter in Russia, and then easily crushed by men far richer and smarter than he.
Russian work songs can make you suffer.
I fell in love with 19th-century Russian plays.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s traditionalist-nationalist rhetoric, which blames secularism, diversity and internationalism for the weakening of Western democracies, gives voice to the grievances that American hate groups have felt for so long.
For Russian food, I like the Zhiguli restaurant.
Chaga is significant in ethnomycology, forest ecology, and increasingly in pharmacognosy. Its long-term human use and cultural eastern European and Russian acceptance should awaken serious researchers to its potential as a reservoir of new medicines, and as a powerful preventive ally for protecting DNA.
Too many countries of the former Soviet bloc remain under the control of authoritarian leaders, including some, like the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, who have learned how to maintain a more convincing facade of elections than their communist predecessors.
Once I stop being a citizen of the U.S.S.R., I will not stop being a Russian poet.
I teach a lecture course on American poetry to as many as 150 students. For a lot of them, it’s their only elective, so this is their one shot. They’ll take the Russian Novel or American Poetry, so I want to give them the high points, the inescapable poets.
The Mueller investigation failed to find any evidence to support the big lie that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government and failed miserably to prove any obstruction.
I joined the city government, and we start to operate as the bureaucrats on the local level, so we were the only ones in the whole Russian team who were experienced in practical bureaucratic management in the complicated condition of 1990.
Under the leaden sway of Alexander III’s government, the silence of the graveyard prevailed. Russian society, equally discouraged by the collapse of all hopes for peaceful reforms and by the apparent ineffectiveness of the revolutionary movement, was in the grip of a mood of depression and resignation.
My grandfather was an American Communist, and he married my grandmother, who was a Russian Communist. During the 1950s, the McCarthy era, my family was viciously persecuted.
My parents came to the United States in the early years of this century as part of a wave of Russian Jewish immigrants seeking freedom and opportunity in the New World.
Some anthems are great for sports. You’ve got the Russian national anthem… ‘O Canada,’ how wonderful is that for hockey… but I chose the Italian national song because at my first World Cup, I saw the Italians play four times, and they won all four times – they won the championship.
I have no spy stories to tell, because I saw no spies. Nor did I understand, at that time, any opposition between American and Russian national interest.
The thing about Russia? Everyone is Russian. They’re just Russian. They’re Russian.
I like American women. They do things sexually Russian girls never dream of doing – like showering.
The Russian people have their own cultural code, their own tradition.
Had we not pursued the hydrogen bomb, there is a very real threat that we would now all be speaking Russian. I have no regrets.
I have collections of quirky things from places I’ve been to, like a set of Russian dolls.
I went to study in Spain for a year after school. It was either that or Russian, so I went for the easy option. I love Spain and go quite regularly. I’ve done a bit of Spanish theatre.
I always thought I was going to be an artist. I used to draw, and I would read Russian novels until 3 or 4 in the morning.
Rob Goldstone is a talent manager for Emin Agalarov, who’s an Azerbaijani Russian singer who performed at Miss Universe and later performed at the WGC championship golf course tournament that we held at Doral.
Amazingly, quite a few people, even some American conservatives, are taken in by Russian tactics.
U.S. analysts estimate that Russian military expenditures have tripled during the Bush-Putin years, in large measure a predicted reaction to the Bush administration’s militancy and aggressiveness.
Chechens are not ethnically or culturally Russian, and have now been fighting for generations to free themselves from Russian rule.
I was a Russian dancer in my elementary school production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ when I was in third grade or fourth grade. I was one of the younger kids accepted into the play, and the plays were pretty impressive, let me say.
There are precedents for what happens when societies allow the divide between rich and poor to get so huge that it stops being funny and starts becoming a sick, blood-boiling joke. If you had a Tardis, you could go back to 1917 and ask the Russian royal family how it was all going.
I’m a first generation American. My mother is Italian and Russian and a lot of other things, and my father is Uruguayan. In fact, my mother’s been married twice, and both men were Uruguayan. So I grew up in a very European/Latin American-influenced home.
The memoirs of the Grand Duchess Olga are an entertaining record for anyone interested in the imperial family’s home life during the last years of Russian autocracy.
I think somebody who speaks the language is going to notice immediately that I’m not Russian.
It does not take a lawyer or even a former federal prosecutor like myself to conclude that investigating Donald Trump’s finances or his family’s finances falls completely outside of the realm of his 2016 campaign and allegations that the campaign coordinated with the Russian government or anyone else.
I’d love to have a 19th Century Russian book club where all the members had to act like the pretentious minor noblemen they were reading about.
I have always admired the Russian cinema, their incisive storytelling, sharp camera work and brilliant acting in them. Indian filmmakers can learn a lot from it.
I was used to Essex boys growing up. Russian boys are a lot more gentlemanly and thoughtful. They will express their emotions a bit more.
My father was a teacher of the Russian language and literature in high school.
It feels very good to sing in Russian. It feels so good inside my body.
There are several reasons why Russians view the oppressive state positively. First, in the Russian Orthodox religion, there is an understanding of authority as something sent by God.
The growth of the KHL is a very important aspect for the development of Russian sports.
Would most politicians have gone to a meeting with someone advertised as being an agent of the Russian government?
Since that time I have had continuous contact with the persons who were completely unknown to me, except that I knew they would hand whatever information I gave them to the Russian authorities.
People often thought Leopold Auer was Russian because he lived in St. Petersburg so long, almost fifty years.
The original settlers of Alaska apparently were Russian.
The Russian leadership doesn’t operate in the same way as ours does. Informal networks have a much more important role to play than formal networks.
I’ve always said that besides the NBA, the Yugoslavian league and a Russian league were the best basketball leagues in the world.
My parents were attached to Russian culture by a thousand ineradicable ties. But they did not cut me off from American society, nor could they have. I assimilated wholeheartedly, found my parents in many ways embarrassing, and allowed my Russian to decline through neglect.
The No. 1 reason for me to support and help launch Telegram was to build a means of communication that can’t be accessed by the Russian security agencies, so I can talk about it for hours.
I love the dancers in the Bolshoi, but all of my Moscow friends are outside the company. A friend introduced me to Vika Gazinskaya, a well-known Russian designer. I met her group. The rest is history.
The U.S. space program has mythologies attached to pioneering and conquering, but the Russian tradition is very different. In the Russian tradition, the ultimate goal of humanity was to resurrect all humans.
As my Russian improves, I become increasingly conscious of just what sort of a society I live in.
I’ve never dealt with the Russian government, I’ve never had a relationship with the Russian government.
The way the educational system in Russia works is studying a foreign language is part of the program, so by the time you get to the age of 10, you pick up another language. I speak a bit of Russian, a bit of English, a bit of Spanish a bit of French.
Despite egregious human rights abuses, military dictatorship in Greece, and Russian atrocities in Chechnya, no state has ever been voted out of the Council of Europe.
The first ‘Red Dawn‘ was made at a time when Hollywood didn’t stint in its use of Russian stereotypes. Cold war capitalist ideology construed the Soviets as different for two reasons – not only did they belong to another political-economic system, they didn’t seem to possess the same emotions that ‘we’ do.
I was never involved in arms trading. In the Russian Federation, arms trading is the prerogative of the state.
There are a lot of people who are trying hard to sell themselves as Russian vodkas.
After Trump became president, it was really too late to investigate his dodgy investments in Azerbaijan or his links to Russian money laundering. Those stories should have eliminated him from business, and from public life, long before 2016.
I mean, hunger strike is almost a ritual in a Russian prison colony. It actually has been going back to Soviet times. It’s a way of protesting.
In the western world, you can go out, take a boat trip to the Caribbean and so forth, and buy good things with your own money. But the Russian people with rubles cannot do that.
I had a really fantastic dialect coach that I worked very well with, and I was constantly surprised by the different intonations that the Russian dialect has.
The Russian Federation and the United States of America, the two biggest nuclear powers in the world, but apart from nuclear-wise, we have a lot in common. We have huge territories, natural resources, technologies, science, education, and of course human capital.
I know a few expressions. I know what Hilary Clinton basically says in Russian when you translate her into Russian over and over and over is, ‘izvinite pozhaluista.’ That’s, ‘excuse me please, excuse me please.’ Let’s reset things. That’s not the way you deal with folks. You show strength if you made a mistake.
I only started singing the Russian roles when I came west.
With Fancy Bear, we have medium-level confidence it’s GRU, which is Russia’s military intelligence agency, and with Cozy Bear, we have low-level confidence it’s FSB, the Russian federal security service.
I thought that in general we in the United States were too optimistic in believing that the Soviets might alter what had been for a long time, as a matter of fact for centuries, fundamental Russian policies in respect to the rest of the world.
I’m very proud that I have learned German and Russian. Especially Russian, because of how difficult and beautiful it is and because of how much I struggled in the beginning to get my head around how it works.
It would be sad if the expertise built up during the 40 years of the U.S. and Russian manned programmes were allowed to dissipate. But abandoning the shuttle, and committing to new launch vehicles and propulsion systems, is actually a prerequisite for a vibrant manned programme.
I can say without affectation that I belong to the Russian convict world no less than I do to Russian literature. I got my education there, and it will last forever.
Scratch a Russian, and you’ll find a peasant.
I grew up reading the classic novels of Cold War espionage, and I studied Russian history and Soviet foreign policy.
All of us who are flying on international space stations speak some Russian and speak some English. Both the languages are needed to fly in a Russian spacecraft and communicate with your colleagues.
Mo Yan is the Chinese equivalent of the Soviet Russian apparatchik writer Mikhail Sholokhov: a patsy of the regime.
The language is the hardest thing. My technical Russian is much better than my conversational Russian, and it has to be good enough to explain problems to them in their technical control center.
I know the Russian political elite has got used to the Ukraine suffering from an inferiority complex, but I want this to disappear from our relationship.
The Soviet government sprouted and grew out of the habits, the psychology, and the condition of the Russian people. It fitted them. They understand it.
Paternalistic regulations often prohibit women from holding jobs in certain industries: In the Russian Federation, women cannot drive trucks in the agriculture sector; in Belarus, they cannot be carpenters; in Kazakhstan, they cannot be welders.
I got history solidly under my belt, reading Russian history and biographies. I couldn’t change the facts. I could only play with how the people might have responded to the facts of their lives.
My mom is Filipino and my dad is half Russian and half Irish.
As I’m sure you may know, I’m planning to become a spaceflight participant and have been recently approved to begin my spaceflight training by the Russian space federation having passed the necessary medical and physical tests.
Russian young people spend countless hours online downloading videos and having a very nice digital entertainment lifestyle, which does not necessarily turn them into the next Che Guevara.
I do not like the idea that a Russian company cannot be successful without Western experience. I think that, at the end of the day, it is a question of bringing benchmarks from other countries. So far, the golden benchmark has been the West.
Finally my dream came true in that there was a possibility that I could travel to the International Space Station. I’ve gone through the medicals and the training and now I’m officially, by the Russian Space Federation, a cosmonaut in training.
I had one companion. He was a teacher from the Ukraine who spoke English so we could communicate a bit. I learnt a few Russian words, but it was hard to concentrate.
While writing ‘The Orientalist,’ I played a soundtrack that alternated between ragtime and Azeri mugams, Russian operas and German and Italian pop songs from the 1920s and 30s. When I finally finished, I gorged on all my music from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.
Stalin was born Joseph Dzhugashvili in 1878 in Gori, Georgia, on the periphery of the Russian Empire. His father was a hard-drinking cobbler whose relationship with Joseph’s mother, Keke Geladze, came to an end when the boy was around six years old.