Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Russia - Moscow

I received this card in the Slavic countries RR :) It shows the Kremlin and the Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge in Moscow. The moscow Kremlin is also a UNESCO site.
the interesting thing about the Moskva (Moscow) river (the city was named after the river) is that Russian people don't call it just "Moskva", but always "Moskva-reka" (Москва-река) which means Moscow-river and even pronounce it as one word: "Moskvareka".


akrutikova said...
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Anastasia said...

yes that's right:) i say even more, we say it "MAskvareka" because in the central region of Russia we pronounce "a" instead of "o" :) it's typical for Moscow and that's why ukrainians call us "maskali" :)