Vladimir Mayakovsky – A Cloud in Trousers

Vladimir Mayakovsky is one of my favourite Russian poets. I was really impressed by this video: Aleksandr Petrov is reading a piece from Mayakovsky’s  A Cloud in Trousers.  Powerful interpretation! Translation originally posted here: You swept in abruptly like “take it or leave it!” Mauling your suede gloves, you declared: “D’ you know, I’m getting[…]

Russische avontuur

Een van mijn studenten, Ryan Miller vertelt over zijn ervaringen in Rusland. Ryan komt uit California en werkt als docent Engels. Hier is zijn verhaal: I traveled to St. Petersburg in 2006 having never studied Russian and unable to even say “zdravstvuyte.” I got off a bus in the middle of the night in January.[…]