I don't technically speak Russian but I've picked up a few words here and there through the years and I had a seriously hard time differentiating between Hebrew דירה and Russian дура (sp?) for awhile until I finally remembered by telling myself that the translation for apartment is stupid haha
Well, there is a Russian word дыра that sounds nearly identical to דירה.
Basic words in Hebrew often have counterparts in Russian that sound very much the same. There is an immigrant joke of a conversation between friends. One of them just made aliyah to Israel and answers his friend's question how is he doing. The answer is, "Живу в дыре, купаюсь в яме". Дыра suggest דירה and яма suggest ים. Do you know the meaning of the Russian words?