Russian Phrase Book A nice phrase book full of phrases for general situations, eating out, shopping, hotel registration, and visiting a doctor.
Greetings in Russian All the Russian greetings to begin with.
Farewells in Russian All the Russian farewells you will need for a start.
But I’m not going to lie: Part of me was turned on.
Here was a guy protecting my honor, placing himself into bodily harm on my behalf.
Chamber music was very much the poor relation in the output of the ‘Mighty Handful’, the somewhat artificial grouping of Balakirev, Borodin, César Cui, Musorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov that constituted what is generally thought of as the nationalist faction in mid-nineteenth-century Russian music.
Borodin’s two string quartets are, in fact, the only significant works by any of these composers for this specific medium (Rimsky-Korsakov had a few goes, without much success, and Balakirev’s single attempt—a ‘Quatuor original russe’ of 1854–5—remained unfinished).
But what I mistook for a smile was actually a grimace. But then Anton hugged me, heat and sweat rising from his torso, his arms wrapped around me in a promise of eternal protection, inhaling me in that way men do to show they’re grateful that you’re safe.