Not exactly... In Russian you pronunce it more like "ana", and the accent goes to the last syllable. ;) But anyway, yes, these languages are very similar.
I think they're simply discovering that Slavic languages are Slavic, not being rude.
I compare Italian to French to Spanish. I think some of us, myself included, are just now discovering the similarities of two Slavic languages
A friend of mine who is from poland was pronouncing this differenly, with the stress on the first syllable.
trust your friend (If they are trustworthy). Unfortunately TTS sometimes pronounces words wrong, especially misplaces stress. Polish as a rule has stress on second syllable from end. (There are some exceptions - mostly for third syllable from the end. )
In words that are from other languages like "matematyka", "fizyka", "biblioteka"...
"Biblioteka" absolutely no! This word has stress on second syllabe from end.
Well, pronouns sounds similar in all Slavic languages, not only Polish and Russian. Czech and Slovak, Serbian&Croatian, and in others..Only in Bulgarian they are little bit dufferent, she is "тя", he is "той", they is "те", we is "ние". I is "аз".
I have to agree that there's something like a 'p' at the beginning :/ The software used is rather better for longer sentences, unfortunately.
Duolingo у вас ошибка в програме. Ona - She но когда вводиш She, програма говорит что неправильно и нельзя закончить урок.
Да, иногда есть баг и программа не принимает правильного ответа :/ Мы ничего не можем с этим сделать.