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Do any of you read Russian?

I don't read Russian. This lack of competency hasn't generally caused me much worry in the past, but now, out of a sense of completeness, it does. Why? Because I just ran across a LJ community devoted to the Middle Ages in Russian, and I have a strong suspicion than many of the posters to the community should be on the list of medievalists with weblogs I maintain. (lj user="medieviste") If any of you can read the language and happen to be interested in the Middle Ages as well, I could use the help.

The list is at the point where it might be worth putting in a language column as well, so viewers could sort by language in addition to every other field.

Update: Alternatively, of course, I could just limit the list to languages I'm capable of dealing with myself and just have an addendum acknowledging the existence of weblogs in other languages. Hmm. That would mean I don't have to rely on other peoples' contributions, much as they would be nice.


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Jan. 13th, 2004 07:36 am (UTC)
Are you going to post this to middle_ages too? I think at least a few of them read Russian.
Jan. 13th, 2004 07:46 am (UTC)
I could - that's actually how I wandered across the community in the first place. That's a good suggestion.

The thing is, the most helpful thing would be to have someone who could give me updates every month or two, that I could impose on regularly. Obviously, even one 'round of feedback on what kinds of people are posting there is much better than nothing at all.

I liked being independent on this project! This is the first time I've been foiled in my attempts to read a weblog by myself, but my sense of duty to completeness asks that I find someone who can read Russian.
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