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    Russian study in Odessa, Ukraine

    Has anyone gone to the Ukraine to study Russian as a foreign language? (Russian as a foreign language, does not include a university type of course, but just Russian language study through an accredited institution aimed at non-Russian speakers.)

    I was considering Odessa because I was told that Russian is spoken there. I was told it is safer that the major Russian cities and inexpensive.

    What do you think???
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    I love Odessa. I've been there many times and I have many friends and contacts there. There is no visa required so just buy a plane ticket.
    Let's go, we can meet up there.
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    There is no visa required so just buy a plane ticket.
    Let's go, we can meet up there.
    I recently heard about the "no VISA needed" rule. It was a major factor because it gives me flexibilty. I have been to Russia to study and the cool part is using the language in shops, cafes, and such..

    Can I get the same experience in Odessa? I am worried that I will not understand the accent or most locals will speak Ukrainian.

    (and..I will meet you in Odessa..I tend to be willing to go anywhere..with anybody..if it sounds like a good time)
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    Quote Originally Posted by leslie_
    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    There is no visa required so just buy a plane ticket.
    Let's go, we can meet up there.
    I recently heard about the "no VISA needed" rule. It was a major factor because it gives me flexibilty. I have been to Russia to study and the cool part is using the language in shops, cafes, and such..

    Can I get the same experience in Odessa? I am worried that I will not understand the accent or most locals will speak Ukrainian.

    (and..I will meet you in Odessa..I tend to be willing to go anywhere..with anybody..if it sounds like a good time)
    don`t worry, most locals speak russian!
    My family lives not so far from Odessa. So I have been there many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka
    My family does not live too far from Odessa. So I have been there many times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leslie_
    Can I get the same experience in Odessa? I am worried that I will not understand the accent or most locals will speak Ukrainian.
    Everybody there speaks Russian. Not too many people speak English but it is very easy to hire an interpreter at about $10/hr (prices may have gotten higher since then). I try avoiding interpreters to save money and force myself to speak Russian.

    Quote Originally Posted by leslie_
    (and..I will meet you in Odessa..I tend to be willing to go anywhere..with anybody..if it sounds like a good time)
    I am trying to coordinate a trip in June. When are you planning to go?
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Только объясните человеку, что такое одесский говор. И то, что если он будет учить язык в Одессе, у него он тоже появится
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramil
    Только объясните человеку, что такое одесский говор. И то, что если он будет учить язык в Одессе, у него он тоже появится
    вообще-то необязательно....Обычно если учишь язык на курсах или в школе, где тебе понятно и правильно его преподают. то это большое преимущество. Будет учить правильный русский и в то же время понимать тех, кто говорить на одесском, а таковых не так уж и много...я имею ввиду из молодёжи. Язык молодёжи (особенно студентов высших учреждений) отличается от языка бабок на привозе

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    I should go to odessa on my class break... holy crap. What are prices to ukraine in like august/ september? Id go to russia but the whole visa thing really turns me off.

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    I should go to odessa on my class break... holy cr@p. What are prices to ukraine in like august/ september? Id go to russia but the whole visa thing really turns me off.

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    Glad to hear from you Dogboy. Welcome back.

    In Odessa I avoid hotels. They are too expensive. I normally hook up with a friend and together we rent an apartment. The landlady usually charges $200 per week but prices have gotten ridiculously high lately. I would not be suprised if it's $300 per week by this summer.
    Let me know, maybe I can try coordinating something.
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    I should go to odessa on my class break... holy cr@p. What are prices to ukraine in like august/ september? Id go to russia but the whole visa thing really turns me off.

    hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Kwatts, think u could hook me up with a dom?
    Glad to hear from you Dogboy. Welcome back.

    In Odessa I avoid hotels. They are too expensive. I normally hook up with a friend and together we rent an apartment. The landlady usually charges $200 per week but prices have gotten ridiculously high lately. I would not be suprised if it's $300 per week by this summer.
    Let me know, maybe I can try coordinating something.
    Maybe you should rent a cheaper apartment. Mine in the centre of London which has some of the highest property prices in the world is only $200 /week.
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    Re: Russian study in Odessa, Ukraine

    Quote Originally Posted by leslie_
    I was told it is safer that the major Russian cities and inexpensive.

    What do you think???
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka
    вообще-то необязательно....Обычно если учишь язык на курсах или в школе, где тебе понятно и правильно его преподают. то это большое преимущество. Будет учить правильный русский и в то же время понимать тех, кто говорить на одесском.....
    Ладно. Спасибо. Это было полезно

    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    I am trying to coordinate a trip in June. When are you planning to go?
    I may go in June. I have to go in either June or October. Give me the details of your plans for June (private message).ok?
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    Re: Russian study in Odessa, Ukraine

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    Quote Originally Posted by leslie_
    I was told it is safer that the major Russian cities and inexpensive.

    What do you think???

    ...but I might question the safety remark. I think Moscow and Petersburg are very safe. I
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    Perhaps you might consider Sevastopol, in Crimea? Very safe there..... and beautiful scenery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haksaw
    Perhaps you might consider Sevastopol, in Crimea? Very safe there..... and beautiful scenery.
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    Re: Russian study in Odessa, Ukraine

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    Quote Originally Posted by "leslie_":1iorjhba
    I was told it is safer that the major Russian cities and inexpensive.

    What do you think???

    ...but I might question the safety remark. I think Moscow and Petersburg are very safe. I
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    Re: Russian study in Odessa, Ukraine

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    I asked the police about violence against minorities and they said that such things only happen to men. They did not have cases of racial violance against ladies.
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