Marlena

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Member since:

January 25, 2013

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Who is your favorite Russian poet?

She's not a poet, but Lyudmila Petrushevskaya is one of my favorite novelists! Does that count? We studied more novels than poets at my university.

Which aerobic activities do you like: Ice Skating, Roller Skating, Bowling, Hiking, Bicyling, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Badminton, Volleyball, Frisbee throwing, Skiing, Hang Gliding, Picnics, Other ? If so which ones?

volleyball, hiking, snowboarding..I like picnics. I've never been horseback riding but would like to.

How well do you speak Russian?

Well, studied for 3 years (which included some time in a Russian University). I returned to the US in 2011, and have just had a really difficult time keeping it up. I'm also new to LA, so I don't know any Russians here. However, I keep it up by chatting up random Russians that I see in Starbucks or in the grocery store :-)

Did you ever live in a Russian speaking country? If so where?

I lived in Moscow (4 months while still in school) and for 1 year after I graduated.

What made you interested in Russian?

The language..it's like music. I love hearing Russians talk. It's very animated; I think it's beautiful language. And surprisingly, I was much better at it than I was at French (which I gave up for Russian).

Introduction

Privet! My name is Marlena. I studied Russian for 3 years while at Stanford, and lived in Moscow for a little over a year. Sadly, I have forgotten a lot of the language since I returned last year, but am VERY MUCH wanting to get back into it.


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