Okay, here is a crossword puzzle using the Russian Cyrillic alphabet. For the first 2 readers who can find these short and easy words, we’ll mail you a nice Russian prize of some sort, likely Russian cookies or candy via our West Coast USA office.
Find these words:
лет (years) “lyet”
бог (God) “bog”
интернет (Internet, so easy, i-n-t-e-r-n-e-t spelled and sounds the same!)
работа (work) “rah-bow-tah”
ночь (night) “noch”
суп (soup) “Sueph”
царь (Tsar, King, Caesar) “Tsigh” Think of “sigh” with a T in front, not like the common mis-transliterization of Czar. “Tsigh”
холод (cold) “kho-laud”
боль (pain) “bowl”
крест (a Cross) “Krest”
да (yes) “dah”
секс (sex) “seks”
There are others but we wanted to keep the words easy as not to overwhelm new learners.
– You CANNOT be a native Russian or Ukrainian speaker, neither have lived or currently live in the FSU.
2- You must circle the words you found and email a copy of the completed puzzle to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The decision of judges (editor and staff) is final.