Being a Russian abroad almost certainly entails being called a spy at some point. Seeing that the most ruthless villains and cold-blooded murderers in pretty much any film are, as it happens, Russian (even if they are outright bad at speaking it), I thought it would be unfair to break with tradition.
So I will be cold-bloodedly scribbling down all the funny and quirky words, expressions, idioms and things-for-which-you-didn’t-know-there-was-a-word that I hear and sharing them with my readers.
Having realised a long time ago that languages are my ‘thing’, I earn a living as a translator, interpreter and teacher of Russian.
I am based in Bristol, UK.