You don't lose your native accent just because you live abroad.
Believe me, I know what I am talking about.
She is acting bizarrely or having you on.
Maybe after a lifetime away from a country you only spent your childhood in.
But not in under a year.
She's not even going to be a fluent speaker of Russian in that little time - it's a hard language.
As for her name, yes, the regular Christian names have an equivalent in all European languages, including Russian. Personally I prefer English people to use the anglicized version of my name, or an English nickname, because it just sounds ugly when they have a go at the real pronunciation, plus it just singles you out unnecessarily as foreign. She probably reached the same conclusion - also, the Russian nicknames are rather cute, I can see how she'd enjoy being called Katia or something, even if she is a "Kate".
Oh I know! See my comment in the "Fun" section to Ramil's post.
It's like in that book where the evil Russians swapped the US First Lady with a Russian lookalike.
After getting the real memories out of the original version........
Take heed! ! Your real fiancee might be languishing in the "Gulag"
Is it her, or is it the evil Russian doppelgänger....?!
Check if she uses "the" and "a" correctly.....
If she inserts a "the" where there shouldn't be one, call "Homeland Security" and have her passport cancelled....
Ah man, it's difficult situation...very difficult
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