The books Tatyana had us get for the girls are very Russian. I love how true to the culture they are.
One of the first things I had to explain to my older daughter was
That's Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space. OK. Yeah, she should know about him.
Then we happen upon
This is a car, the Moskvich, that was produced in Russia from 1945 until 1991. OK. I guess it doesn't hurt for her to know about this common item of Russian life for over half a century.
But, I had to laugh when she sounded out
Especially when she perfectly pronounced "Ka-lash-ni-kov"!
What a proud Mama I was!