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Old 12-26-2004, 09:14 PM   #16
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I've been to St.Petersburg a lot of times. Well, I have relatives there. And I must say it's my favourite city in Russia. Never been to Hermitage though, but if you wanna see it all you probably gonna need a week.
About Russian language. First of all the alphabet is a bitch. I have an experience of teaching my girlfriend (english speaking).
The sounds are worse. English speaking pearson's mouth just can't go the right way. It's not impossible, but you have to try hard.
Well English isn't that easy either.
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Old 12-27-2004, 02:23 AM   #17
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How much English do the people there speak? Russian looks impossible to learn from the times IWB has pasted up some MSpaint writing. Thanks for the info everyone, and welcome Vladjusha

Bear what's Russian Ark? I reckon we should go to St Pete's for our honeymoon.
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The Slavic languages are a bitch, even the ones in our alphabet, like Czech and Polish. I'm way too much of a linguistic klutz to learn Russian.
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There's a poster here, Aine, who lives there and is a guide at one of the museums. I hope she shows up!
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There's a poster here, Aine, who lives there and is a guide at one of the museums. I hope she shows up!
really?? get her here now, i want to talk to her.

err, sorry for sounding so demanding.

angie, it's a movie. if i can find it in my shit town in the middle of nowhere, i'm sure you'll be able to as well. it might be boring to you, but the whole movie is shot in the hermitage and gives you a very real appreciation of the building.
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I'm going to bump it and hope she comes by!
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Old 12-27-2004, 04:25 PM   #22
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http://www.hermitagemuseum.org/
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angie, it's a movie. if i can find it in my shit town in the middle of nowhere, i'm sure you'll be able to as well. it might be boring to you, but the whole movie is shot in the hermitage and gives you a very real appreciation of the building.
thanks muchly. it wont be boring. i'm currently in the process of watching a 6 dvd doco on the hermitage which many would find for all intents and purposes, boring.
not i, said the fly.

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excellent. xeidon's got a big thread on the movie in the appropriate forum...check it out for some interesting reviews.
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i will indeed. that place has only just recently started working for me again. lucky for you lot eh!
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yeah, he had server issues or something.
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I have to go there one day. Any Russians posting on here?
Hi,I'm sort of an Interference veteran I don't post a lot these days except in my own thread in Discotheque though but if there's anything you'd like to know about the Hermitage and all the other places - well,I might be able to help you out as I'm from St.Petersburg and visit the Hermitage quite often (I also work as a guide) - it's one of my most favourite places in St.Peter's in fact!

Btw,merry Christmas and a happy New Year to everyone!
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There's a poster here, Aine, who lives there and is a guide at one of the museums. I hope she shows up!

Oh yeah Just got your email - I'll reply shortly Have you seen the Russian Ark mentioned by Zoomerang96? It's very,very good,
I'm sure you'd love it!

Btw guys sorry to butt in but I've met quite a lot of Westerners who spoke almost perfect Russian so obviously it depends on the person and their goals.
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do you ever go to tsarskoe selo?
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Yeah,often.
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