Opening Up

The idea of opening a business is always a nerve-racking one.  So much to do, so much money to invest, so much to lose.  Opening a business in a foreign country, especially one with a reputation for corruption like Ukraine, only compounds those feelings.  Will people show up?  Have we spent enough on advertising?  What’s the most effective kind of advertising?  Where should we be located?...

May Day! May Day!

May 1st, Workers of the World Unite!  Today remains an important holiday in Odessa even if the Communist connotations of labour’s struggle against the capitalist West have been lost.  The parks and beaches are filled with people barbecuing and reveling in the Spring sunshine; any excuse will do for the people of Odessa to go out and have a good time.

New Materials

We have recently updated our catalogue of authentic materials designed to help with your Russian language acquisition.

What it’s all about

Welcome all to the official MLC blog.  First off, you are probably wondering what in the world is a ‘matroshka’ and a ‘marshutka’ well, quite simply a matroshka is a Russian doll, you know the little figurines that fit inside of one another, if you come to Odessa there is a 98% chance that you will buy one as a souvenir.  The marshutka is a fabled beast that roams the city...
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