Cracking the code of Russian allusions
August 29, 2013 Alena Tveritina, RBTH
If your Russian is emerging or conversational, but you can still stand in a group, stumped by all the rapid-fire references to films, jokes, plays – Olga Fedina has written a book just for you.

RBTH: Was there a trigger or moment when you decided, ‘This is the book I should write’? If so what was it?

Olga Fedina: The first trigger was probably my personal experience in London. Someone once told me at a party that I reminded him of the Olive Oyl character from Popeye cartoons. Everyone knew what he was talking about, except for me...

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20/06/2014 12:19

he was talking about, except for me

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