In almost every goodbye there is hope to see each other again. Here is a quick guide on how to say goodbye in Russian properly, wrap up a conversation in a friendly way and ensure you meet again. The most common and neutral way to say goodbye in Russian is ‘do svidaniya’, which translates as ‘until we next meet’. Absolutely interchangeable with it is ‘do vstrechi’ — it even translates the same way. You can also use ‘vsego dobrogo’ or ‘vsego horoshego’ to say goodbye in Russian and that will mean that you also wish somebody all the best, though of course in modern Russian it sounds like a goodbye rather than your best wishes to someone. A friendlier and more casual way to say goodbye in Russian and wish somebody all the best at the same time is to say ‘udachi’, which stands for ‘good luck’. A lot more casual is the word ‘poka’. Mind that it should be avoided in a formal setting. Finally, if you want to be on the leading edge of saying goodbye in Russian, drop ‘na svyazi’ at the end of a conversation. It translates as ‘in touch’ and is the latest fad introduced by the online generation. But take caution as some find this way of saying goodbye in Russian irritating, especially if overused or used outside circles of such people.