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Category Archives: Russian (RU)

For videos and other posts at least partly done in Russian

Huliganov’s Russia #4/11 – Red Square


Original playout date: 7 November 2007
Duration: 12:27

This time it is the delights of Red Square that we see. Please watch to the end, not only is the song a favorite of mine, but it is accompanied by an interesting new technique of fading the gallery shots to painterly effects instead of fading them out and into one another. I hadn’t used before and I’d still welcome your feedback on whether you liked it or not.
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Weekend in the Beskid Mountains


Original playout date: 26 October 2007
Duration: 13:15

“We had a little weekend in June away in the southern part of Silesia, in Szczyrk and here you can see glimpses of what we did and what we saw.

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RL 102-11 Basic Russian Grammar lesson 11


Original playout date: 24 October 2007
Duration: 12:48

We continue with Dative constructions, used much more in Russian than in Western European languages. Everyone in the room, says Huli, gets kicked into the dative case and nobody is the subject of the sentence, therefore they are impersonal, and in Russian that’s much more idiomatic.
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Huliganov’s “Carnival is over”


Original playout date: 15 September 2007
Duration: 9:52

“This romantic song by the Seekers is actually originally a Russian folksong of quite brutal content. Huliganov brings the two themes back together again, both culturally and linguistically.

Lyrics:

Say goodbye my own true lover
As we sing a lovers song
How it breaks my heart to leave you
Now the carnival is gone
High above the dawn is waiting
And my tears are falling rain
For the carnival is over
We may never meet again

Волга, Волга, мать родная,
Волга – русская река,
Не видала ты подарка
От донского казака!
Чтобы не было раздора
Между вольными людьми,
Волга, Волга, мать родная,
На, красавицу прими!

Мощным взмахом поднимает
Он красавицу княжну
И за борт её бросает
В набежавшую волну.
Now the harbour light is calling
This will be our last goodbye
Though the carnival is over
I will love you till I die
Though the carnival is over
I will love you till I die
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RL102 – 10 Basic Russian Grammar Lesson 10


Original playout date: 9 August 2007
Duration: 19:50

Explaining the expressions with the dative case of personal pronouns, мне надо, etc.
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RL102-8 Basic Russian grammar lesson 8


Original playout date: 24 June 2007
Duration: 10:01

Kicking off with an inexplicable session of face exercises, Huliganov explains how personal pronouns are affected by being precede by a preposition, in particular “Y” which gives you the idea of having.
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RL102 5/2 – Basic Russian grammar lesson 5 part 2


Playout date: 23 March 2007
Duration: 10:53
Views at the time added to HTV: 13,865
Likes at the time added to HTV: 78
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 4
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 95.1%
Comments at time added: 4
Total interactions at time added: 86
Total interactions to views 0.6%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – heavy use
Location: Jazdow office
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: “You are always beautiful” by Red Army Choir
Languages used: English and Russian
Animals/plants featured: Ameca splendens in tank behind
Other remarks:

On finishing the lesson, which needed at that time to be divided into two as otherwise the subtitles got compressed and he technology wasn’t available to me yet to sort that out, we then have a joke as usual and a particular favorite song.

The text for those who are interested, is as follows:

“Зажглась заря вечерняя
Над речкой голубой,
Прохладен вечер северный,
А мне тепло с гобой-

Припев: Веселая и грустная,
Всегда ты хороша,
Как наша песня русская
Как русская душа!

С тобою годы долгие
Без горя проживешь,
С тобою, синеокая,
Нигде не пропадешь.

Припев:

Погоним скоро улицей
Мы свадебных коней.
Ты станешь в жизни спутницей
И песнею моей.

Припев:

Зажглась заря вечерняя
Над речкой голубой,
Прохладен вечер северный,
А мне тепло с тобой.

Припев: Веселая и грустная,
Всегда ты хороша,
Как наша песня русская,
Как русская душа.”
This is “You are always beautiful” and the original is sung by the legend Evgeniy Belyaev of the Red Army Choir, look out for his work on YouTube.

RL102 5/1 – Basic Russian grammar lesson 5 part 1


Playout date: 21 March 2007
Duration: 8:23
Views at the time added to HTV: 14,747
Likes at the time added to HTV: 77
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 1
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 98.7%
Comments at time added: 12
Total interactions at time added: 90
Total interactions to views 0.6%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – heavy use
Location: Jazdow office
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: None
Languages used: English and Russian
Animals/plants featured: Ameca splendens in tank behind
Other remarks:

Patronymics are the topic of this lesson, along with expressions using the infinitive.

RL102-4 part 2


Playout date: 25 February 2007
Duration: 10:40
Views at the time added to HTV: 16,934
Likes at the time added to HTV: 107
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 1
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 99.1%
Comments at time added: 30
Total interactions at time added: 138
Total interactions to views 0.8%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Home
Other people featured: Elena
Genre: Lesson
Music used: To ne veter vetku klonit
Languages used: Russian, English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

Today’s lessons is about 1a verbs, adverbs and vocabulary building.

I am joined by my lovely wife looking suitably sad in the very sad Russian song “It’s not the wind that bends the bough”.

RL102-4 part 1


Playout date: 21 February 2007
Duration: 12:52
Views at the time added to HTV: 35,732
Likes at the time added to HTV: 169
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 3
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 98.3%
Comments at time added: 55
Total interactions at time added: 227
Total interactions to views 0.6%
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Home
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: Daszkiewicz theme from Sherlock Holmes
Languages used: Russian and English
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

The groups that used to be in FB have been taken away, the Google group is also superseded by the Facebook group “Huliganov’s Russian Lessons Really Work” apologies if anyone’s time gets wasted by looking for these groups, hopefully you find the up to date groups, and also of course the GoldList Method User Group on FB.

Today’s lessons is about 1a verbs, adverbs and vocabulary building.

Quote of the clip: “Ostorozhno, tam gulyayut po-russki!”

Huliganov’s Russian Course RL102-2 part 1


Playout date: 28 January 2007
Duration: 16:06
Views at the time added to HTV: 36,587
Likes at the time added to HTV: 204
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 2
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 99.0%
Comments at time added: 55
Total interactions at time added: 261
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – medium use
Location: Home
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: Daszkiewicz Theme from Sherlock Holmes
Languages used: English and Russian
Animals/plants featured: None
Other remarks:

An explanation of the varying degrees of formality and how to address someone in Russia, the idea of “vy” and “ty”, when to use name and patronymic, when to use diminuatives. Explanation of how the periphrastic “do” is not present in Russian, and that the present tense contains I do, I do do, and I am doing. Owing to the size, the lesson is split into two parts.

RL102-1 basic Russian grammar lesson 1


Playout date: 8 January 2007
Duration: 22:57
Views at the time added to HTV: 141,294
Likes at the time added to HTV: 585
Dislikes at time added to HTV: 23
Popularity % ” ” ” =L/(L+D): 96.2%
Comments at time added: 217
Total interactions at time added: 825
Camera: Logitech Webcam
Post Production: Windows Movie Maker – heavy use
Location: Home
Other people featured: None
Genre: Lesson
Music used: Moscow Nights/Podmoskovnye vechera cover
Languages used: Russian, English
Animals/plants featured:
Other remarks:

The pronouns are a very useful thing to learn early in the study of Russian. They show us the way other words, nouns and adjectives, might be likely to behave, and they stand in for a wealth of nouns the learner, by definition, does not yet know.
This lesson, the first of the actual grammar course proper following on from the alphabet course, is one of my highest watched videos and highest appreciated ones of all time.
The intro music is the theme from Sherlock Holmes by Daszkiewicz.

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