A wise learner of language will start not with not with lame dobroye utro, pozhaluysta, kan proyti na Krasnuyu Ploschad kupit matreshkas and such but with words and phrases that are at the core of the culture. Warnings and prohibitions is what defines Russian mental set, and words and phrases to that effect permeate the language. Here are several random NO and BEWARE signs.
Russian (or English) lessons. Uncle Pasha welcomes the lazy who want a lot fast with a minimal effort. Here is a resume of his approach to language teaching or learning.
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