Russian For Dummies

Author: Andrew Kaufman,Serafima Gettys

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111820638X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

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The fast and easy way to learn to speak Russian With Russia in line to host the World Cup in 2018, the Winter Olympics in 2014, as well as a Formula 1 Grand Prix, interest in Russia is on the rise. Russian For Dummies is an excellent resource for students, tourists, and businesspeople looking for an introduction to this popular and complex language. This updated edition offers new and improved content, more useful exercises and practice opportunities, all new content devoted to the Cyrillic alphabet, and much more. A revamped, user-friendly organization A fully updated and expanded audio CD with real-life conversations by native speakers Expanded coverage of grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations A refreshed and expanded mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary Russian For Dummies provides basic instruction to those seeking to grasp the basics of conversational Russian. Students, travelers, and businesspeople with little or no language experience will gain a clearer understanding on how to communicate in Russian.
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A Concise History of Russia

Author: Paul Bushkovitch

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139504444

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Accessible to students, tourists and general readers alike, this book provides a broad overview of Russian history since the ninth century. Paul Bushkovitch emphasizes the enormous changes in the understanding of Russian history resulting from the end of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then, new material has come to light on the history of the Soviet era, providing new conceptions of Russia's pre-revolutionary past. The book traces not only the political history of Russia, but also developments in its literature, art and science. Bushkovitch describes well-known cultural figures, such as Chekhov, Tolstoy and Mendeleev, in their institutional and historical contexts. Though the 1917 revolution, the resulting Soviet system and the Cold War were a crucial part of Russian and world history, Bushkovitch presents earlier developments as more than just a prelude to Bolshevik power.
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The Russian Way, Second Edition: Aspects of Behavior, Attitudes, and Customs of the Russians

Author: Zita Dabars,Lilia Vokhmina

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780658017964

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

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Fully updated to reflect the rapidly changing cultural climate in today's Russia, The Russian Way is indispensable for understanding the Russian way of life and for communicating with the Russian people. It is not only fascinating but also invaluable to businesspeople, travelers, and students. Organized alphabetically, the book answers questions such as: How do Russians celebrate holidays? How do Russians think, do business, and act in their daily lives? What do Russians enjoy eating?
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Russia

A Short History

Author: Abraham Ascher

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1786071436

Category: History

Page: 273

View: 5963

Distinguished Professor Emeritus Abraham Ascher offers a skillful blend of engaging narrative and fresh analysis in this concise introduction to Russian history. Newly updated on the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, it covers the growing political tensions between Russia and its neighbours, and the mounting divergence between Russian and US' foreign policies. This stimulating and beautifully written introduction will prove enlightening for students, scholars, and travellers alike.
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English Grammar for Students of Russian

The Study Guide for Those Learning Russian

Author: Edwina J. Cruise

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780340761083

Category: English language

Page: 171

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Thousands of students have found these books the ideal way to master the grammar of their chosen language. They offer a step-by-step explanation of a concept as it applies in English, a presentation of the same concept as it applies in the target language, the similarities and differences between the two languages, stressing common pitfalls for English speakers and including review exercises with an answer key.
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Moscow and St. Petersburg

Author: Lonely Planet,Mara Vorhees,Leonid Ragozin,Simon Richmond,Regis St Louis

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 9781787011236

Category: Travel

Page: 192

View: 4706

Lonely Planet Pocket Moscow & St Petersburg is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gawk at Red Square and St Basil's Cathedral, lose yourself in a performance at the Bolshoi, or be dazzled by the wealth of imperial art at the State Hermitage Museum; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Moscow & St Petersburg and begin your journey now!
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Architecture at the End of the Earth

Photographing the Russian North

Author: William Craft Brumfield

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822375435

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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Carpeted in boreal forests, dotted with lakes, cut by rivers, and straddling the Arctic Circle, the region surrounding the White Sea, which is known as the Russian North, is sparsely populated and immensely isolated. It is also the home to architectural marvels, as many of the original wooden and brick churches and homes in the region's ancient villages and towns still stand. Featuring nearly two hundred full color photographs of these beautiful centuries-old structures, Architecture at the End of the Earth is the most recent addition to William Craft Brumfield's ongoing project to photographically document all aspects of Russian architecture. The architectural masterpieces Brumfield photographed are diverse: they range from humble chapels to grand cathedrals, buildings that are either dilapidated or well cared for, and structures repurposed during the Soviet era. Included are onion-domed wooden churches such as the Church of the Dormition, built in 1674 in Varzuga; the massive walled Transfiguration Monastery on Great Solovetsky Island, which dates to the mid-1550s; the Ferapontov-Nativity Monastery's frescoes, painted in 1502 by Dionisy, one of Russia's greatest medieval painters; nineteenth-century log houses, both rustic and ornate; and the Cathedral of St. Sophia in Vologda, which was commissioned by Ivan the Terrible in the 1560s. The text that introduces the photographs outlines the region's significance to Russian history and culture. Brumfield is challenged by the immense difficulty of accessing the Russian North, and recounts traversing sketchy roads, crossing silt-clogged rivers on barges and ferries, improvising travel arrangements, being delayed by severe snowstorms, and seeing the region from the air aboard the small planes he needs to reach remote areas. The buildings Brumfield photographed, some of which lie in near ruin, are at constant risk due to local indifference and vandalism, a lack of maintenance funds, clumsy restorations, or changes in local and national priorities. Brumfield is concerned with their futures and hopes that the region's beautiful and vulnerable achievements of master Russian carpenters will be preserved. Architecture at the End of the Earth is at once an art book, a travel guide, and a personal document about the discovery of this bleak but beautiful region of Russia that most readers will see here for the first time.
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Top 10 St Petersburg

Author: DK Travel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146546641X

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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True to its name, this guide covers all of St. Petersburg's major sights and attractions in easy-to-use top 10 lists that help you plan the vacation that's right for you. This newly updated travel guide for St. Petersburg will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer, from the Winter Palace of the Russian royal family to the Hermitage Museum. Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 St. Petersburg. + Brand-new itineraries help you plan your trip to St. Petersburg. + Maps of walking routes show you the best ways to maximize your time. + New Top 10 lists feature off-the-beaten-track ideas, along with standbys like the top attractions, shopping, dining options, and more. + New typography and fresh layout throughout. You'll still find DK's famous full-color photography and museum floor plans, along with just the right amount of coverage of history and culture. The perfect travel companion: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 St. Petersburg. Recommended: For an in-depth guidebook to St. Petersburg, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: St. Petersburg, which offers a complete overview of the city; thousands of photographs, illustrations, and maps; and more.
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Poetry Reader for Russian Learners

Author: Julia Titus

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300184638

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 248

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Through the poetry of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian authors, including Pushkin and Akhmatova, Poetry Reader for Russian Learners helps upper-beginner, intermediate, and advanced Russian students refine their language skills. Poems are coded by level of difficulty. The text facilitates students' interaction with authentic texts, assisted by a complete set of learning tools, including biographical sketches of each poet, stress marks, annotations, exercises, questions for discussion, and a glossary. An ancillary Web site contains audio files for all poems.
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Russian at a Glance

Phrase Book & Dictionary for Travelers

Author: Thomas R. Beyer

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated

ISBN: 9780812042993

Category: Travel

Page: 226

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More than ever before, business people and holiday tourists are celebrating glastnost with increased travel in Russia. This traveler's aid is sure to be much in demand, offering some 1,500 phrases and 2,000 alphabetically listed words, shown in Cyrillic and with pronunciations, and presented with translations to and from either language.
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Caught in the Revolution

Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge

Author: Helen Rappaport

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466860456

Category: History

Page: 448

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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters, Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold. Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin’s Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd (the former St Petersburg) was in turmoil – felt nowhere more keenly than on the fashionable Nevsky Prospekt. There, the foreign visitors who filled hotels, clubs, offices and embassies were acutely aware of the chaos breaking out on their doorsteps and beneath their windows. Among this disparate group were journalists, diplomats, businessmen, bankers, governesses, volunteer nurses and expatriate socialites. Many kept diaries and wrote letters home: from an English nurse who had already survived the sinking of the Titanic; to the black valet of the US Ambassador, far from his native Deep South; to suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, who had come to Petrograd to inspect the indomitable Women’s Death Battalion led by Maria Bochkareva. Helen Rappaport draws upon this rich trove of material, much of it previously unpublished, to carry us right up to the action – to see, feel and hear the Revolution as it happened to an assortment of individuals who suddenly felt themselves trapped in a "red madhouse."
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The Road to Unfreedom

Russia, Europe, America

Author: Timothy Snyder

Publisher: Tim Duggan Books

ISBN: 0525574484

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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With the end of the Cold War, the victory of liberal democracy was thought to be absolute. Observers declared the end of history, confident in a peaceful, globalized future. But we now know this to be premature. Authoritarianism first returned in Russia, as Putin developed a political system dedicated solely to the consolidation and exercise of power. In the last six years, it has creeped from east to west as nationalism inflames Europe, abetted by Russian propaganda and cyberwarfare. While countries like Poland and Hungary have made hard turns towards authoritarianism, the electoral upsets of 2016 revealed the citizens of the US and UK in revolt against their countries’ longstanding policies and values. But this threat to the West also presents the opportunity to better understand the pillars of our own political order. In this forceful and unsparing work of contemporary history, Snyder goes beyond the headlines to expose the true nature of the threat to democracy. By showcasing the stark choices before us—between equality or oligarchy, individuality or totality, truth and falsehood—Snyder restores our understanding of the basis of our way of life, offering a way forward in a time of terrible uncertainty.
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Russian Grammar You Really Need To Know

Author: Daphne West

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781444179552

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 320

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Do you want to bring clarity to your communication by . . . -getting to grips with the building blocks of Russian? -learning the right language for the right context? -speaking and writing with ease and style? Explanations of key grammar patterns and structures. These are reinforced and contextualized through authentic materials. You'll learn how to to construct Russian grammar correctly and when and where to use it so you sound natural and appropriate. Russian Grammar You Really Need to Know will help you gain the intuition you need to become a confident communicator in your new language. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
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The Tourist

A Novel

Author: Olen Steinhauer

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250160367

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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In Olen Steinhauer's explosive New York Times bestseller, Milo Weaver has tried to leave his old life of secrets and lies behind by giving up his job as a "tourist" for the CIA—an undercover agent with no home, no identity—and working a desk at the CIA's New York headquarters. But staying retired from the field becomes impossible when the arrest of a long-sought-after assassin sets off an investigation into one of Milo's oldest colleagues and friends. With new layers of intrigue being exposed in his old cases, he has no choice but to go back undercover and find out who's been pulling the strings once and for all. In The Tourist, Olen Steinhauer—twice nominated for the Edgar Award—tackles an intricate story of betrayal and manipulation, loyalty and risk, in an utterly compelling novel that is both thoroughly modern and yet also reminiscent of the espionage genre's most touted luminaries.
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Learning Russian Marathon

How to Speak Russian in 10 Years

Author: Denis P. Ivanov

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781518802294

Category:

Page: 156

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The language learning guru behind 'Learning To Know Russian' shares his secrets: How to become a more effective Russian learner. Millions of people studied Russian before you and made the same mistakes that you are probably making right now. So why repeat their mistakes? In just 6 chapters, this language learning expert and enthusiast will change the way you study Russian! Learning Russian CAN be easy and effective, but only if you know the answers to questions like these: * How can you learn the most Russian words possible? * Is there an easy way to master Russian grammar? * Why do native speakers sound so fast and incomprehensible? * What's the point of written exercises? * How can you start speaking Russian without stress? You will find surprisingly simple solutions to these and many, many more questions in the book. The best and most effective study methods for learning Russian are here and ready to save you time and energy. Don't wait 10 years - study effectively and start speaking Russian right now! Each chapter presents an explanation and solution to your Russian learning problems. You will start to understand why you were having problems and will start to do things the right way - to learn Russian effectively and easily. * What are your sticking points? What is causing you the most problems? For example: 'super complex grammar' or 'fear of actually speaking'? * What are you doing wrong? Learn and understand the source of your problems and what you have been doing wrong. * Try a new approach! Start studying effectively - get simple and practical solutions, step by step, with access to video lessons. You can get access to the quick-start bonus video lessons right now. The author Denis P. Ivanov has covered every base so that you have no more reasons to put off effective Russian language study! A few of words from Denis: "I give you my honest, expert opinion. I tell you about my experience and tell you what gets results and what doesn't. The aim of this book and the video lessons is to simply explain to you everything I know about learning Russian. You can be amazing Russian speaker. This book will teach you how!" -- Denis P. Ivanov This practical, smart, and original guide is absolutely essential reading for any learner looking to speak Russian fluently and effortlessly without years spent in language classes.
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Lonely Planet Pocket Moscow & St Petersburg

Author: Lonely Planet,Mara Vorhees,Leonid Ragozin,Simon Richmond,Regis St Louis

Publisher: Lonely Planet

ISBN: 1787019209

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

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Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Moscow & St Petersburg is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gawk at Red Square and St Basil’s Cathedral, lose yourself in a performance at the Bolshoi, or be dazzled by the wealth of imperial art at the State Hermitage Museum; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Moscow & St Petersburg and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet’s Pocket Moscow & St Petersburg Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience - history, art, literature, music, architecture, performing arts, Moscow & St Petersburg today Covers Kremlin & Kitay Gorod; Presnya & Tverskoy; Arbat, Khamovniki & Zamoskvorechie; and Meshchansky & Basmanny in Moscow, plus St Petersburg’s Historic Heart; Sennaya, Kolomna & Vasilyevsky Island; Smolny & Vosstaniya; and Petrograd & Vyborg Sides eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: : Lonely Planet Pocket Moscow & St Petersburg is a handy-sized guide focused on the can’t-miss sights for a quick trip. Need more detail? Check out Lonely Planet’s Moscow and St Petersburg for in-depth guides to the cities, perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled. Travelling further afield? Lonely Planet’s Russia guide gives a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer; and Trans-Siberian Railway is focused on the can’t-miss sights for a trip of a lifetime. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. Note: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition
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A Gentleman in Moscow

Author: Amor Towles

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0670026190

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

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A New York Times bestseller "The same gorgeous, layered richness that marked Towles' debut, Rules of Civility, shapes [A Gentleman in Moscow]" - Entertainment Weekly "Elegant... as lavishly filigreed as a Fabergé egg" - O, the Oprah Magazine He can't leave his hotel. You won't want to. From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility--a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel "Towles's greatest narrative effect is not the moments of wonder and synchronicity but the generous transformation of these peripheral workers, over the course of decades, into confidants, equals and, finally, friends. With them around, a life sentence in these gilded halls might make Rostov the luckiest man in Russia." -The New York Times Book Review In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery. Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count's endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose. "And the intrigue! ... [A Gentleman in Moscow] is laced with sparkling threads (they will tie up) and tokens (they will matter): special keys, secret compartments, gold coins, vials of coveted liquid, old-fashioned pistols, duels and scars, hidden assignations (discreet and smoky), stolen passports, a ruby necklace, mysterious letters on elegant hotel stationery... a luscious stage set, backdrop for a downright Casablanca-like drama." - The San Francisco Chronicle
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The Mining Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mineral industries

Page: N.A

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