First things first, thank you for dropping by. 🙂
My name is Valeria and I was born in USSR which relatively soon fell apart. The most of my life I spoke Russian and Russian only. But a few years back I suddenly got fascinated by learning languages, and this is how the story of this site starts.
I was always learning on my own and at some moment I noticed that the number of quality resources to learn Russian is considerably smaller than the number of sites devoted to English, Spanish etc. So I decided to create my own and after первого блина комом, as we say, Everyday Russian was born. Then Learn Russian Step by Step, and after that only Очень по-русски.
Russian slang, idioms, common expressions – here I share with you the Russian language which goes way beyond standard textbooks. There are also expressions that I personally do not use and do not advise you to use (rudeness and swearing are not the best ways to communicate), but they are a part of my langage and culture as well and therefore they are here.
Your comments, questions and suggestions are always very much appreciated. I love hearing the feedback from the readers, so please don’t hesitate to leave some. I hope you will find the site useful. Good luck and good motivation in learning Russian! 🙂