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10 key places from St. Petersburg’s literary map - Russia Beyond

10 key places from St. Petersburg’s literary map - Russia Beyond
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Prison For Pushkin: Russians Turn To The Classics To Condemn A Modern Crackdown

Prison For Pushkin: Russians Turn To The Classics To Condemn A Modern Crackdown

https://www.rferl.org/a/prison-pushkin-russian-classics-modern-crackdown-oxxxymiron/30175666.html

A marathon recitation of classic Russian poetry issues a stinging indictment against the latest wave of political arrests and perceived restrictions on freedom of speech.

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BBC - Future - How do we measure language fluency?

BBC - Future - How do we measure language fluency?

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190903-linguistic-fluency-proficiency-second-language-learning?fbclid=IwAR29CphVT_brLHvtOdHINHUNkR5O3qVbEoOJZV7gsGwzVQm1Q4iLO3rxEqs

There are many ways of categorising someone’s linguistic skills, but the concept of fluency is hard to define.

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The Kremlin Puts Its Faith in Arbitrary Authoritarianism - The Moscow Times

The Kremlin Puts Its Faith in Arbitrary Authoritarianism - The Moscow Times

The Kremlin Puts Its Faith in Arbitrary Authoritarianism

http://flip.it/h.vIk8

Opinion | The state's aim is to create a climate of fear and uncertainty.

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Test: The Hobbit by Tolkien, chapter 1, part 1- rus-eng parallel text- live

Test: The Hobbit by Tolkien, chapter 1, part 1- rus-eng parallel text- live

Multistreaming with https://restream.io/ DreamMedia2019.tk

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Hilary Mantel: 'History is a process, not a locked box' | Books | The Guardian

Hilary Mantel: 'History is a process, not a locked box' | Books | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/21/hilary-mantel-history-wolf-hall-thomas-cromwell

As her novel Wolf Hall is named the best of the century so far, the author looks back on the ‘long walk’ she has taken with Thomas Cromwell

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The 100 best books of the 21st century | Books | The Guardian

The 100 best books of the 21st century | Books | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/21/best-books-of-the-21st-century

Dazzling debut novels, searing polemics, the history of humanity and trailblazing memoirs ... Read our pick of the best books since 2000

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The 100 best films of the 21st century | Film | The Guardian

The 100 best films of the 21st century | Film | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/sep/13/100-best-films-movies-of-the-21st-century

Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000

Pressed by Public Outcry, Russia Releases Jailed Actor

A widely seen video contradicted the assault case against Pavel Ustinov. The resulting outrage showed the growing power of social media.

Margaret Atwood: ‘For a long time we were moving away from Gilead. Then we started going back towards it’

The bestselling author of The Testaments talks about her unusual upbringing and why it was time to revisit the dystopia of The Handmaid’s Tale

I left Russia to escape Putin’s assault on reason. Now I fear the UK is on the same path | Peter Pomarentsev

We need to develop a more collaborative political discourse, built on facts, not spin

Khodorkovsky Group Condemns Repression in Russia in Open Letter, Gains Prominent Supporters - The Moscow Times

Signatories include the creators of the hit TV series 'Game of Thrones' and former heads of state.

‘Silence Has Stopped Being a Spell of Protection’: Politics Dominate Russian GQ Awards - The Moscow Times

Award winners used their acceptance speeches to discuss high-profile stories like this summer's Moscow opposition protests.

A Translation for Our Time?

What is exciting about translation, then, is not the notion that it has delivered a hundred percent, or that the entire world of human feeling can be made available to us in our own idiom—a fantasy that will only induce complacency—but its encouragement to move toward, or at least become aware of, what we do not know; translation as a wake-up call, and an instrument to spur us to more effort, not to have us sit back and applaud another successful worldwide publishing phenomenon.

Nineteen Eighty Four by George

Orwell- chapter 1- rus-eng mp3 parallel text

Russia Ranks 3rd in Suicide Rates Globally, UN Says - The Moscow Times

Lack of economic prospects, as well as cultural and spiritual emptiness, contribute to Russia's high suicide rate, researchers say.

Moscow's Elections Show Putin Is Losing the War at Home

The ruling party suffered significant losses in recent elections

The anti-liberal moment

Critics on the left and right are waging war on liberalism. And liberals don’t seem to have a good defense.

C.I.A. Informant Extracted From Russia Had Sent Secrets to U.S. for Decades

American intelligence officials had previously tried to extract the source from Russia in 2016, but the informant had initially refused.

Details emerge of 'US spy extracted from Russia'

The Kremlin insists an alleged US agent was not a high-level official and had been fired years ago.

The Release of Oleg Sentsov and the Plight of Those Left Behind

The Crimean journalist’s imprisonment drew widespread outcry, but members of the Muslim-majority Crimean Tatar ethnic group remain in prison on trumped-up charges.

Opinion | How Vladimir Putin Falls

A dictator meets an opponent he can’t co-opt, corrupt, calumniate, cow or coerce.

Just an awful song A pro-government tune by two rappers is now the most hated Russian music video ever shared on YouT...

A new song by the rappers “Timati” (Timur Yunusov) and “Guf” (Alexey Dolmatov), where the two performers praise Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, has become the most-disliked video ever shared on Russian-language YouTube. The song was released on September 7, two days before Russia’s capital held hotly-contested City Duma elections. At the time of this writing, the music video has more than 1 million dislikes and just 62,000 likes, with more than 3.1 million views. Russia’s previous champion of YouTube dislikes was the music video for a song by the rapper “Face” (Ivan Dryomin) called “I’m Dropping the West.”

Opposition declares tactical victory as ruling party loses 13 seats on Moscow city council

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has claimed a “historic” victory for his tactical voting campaign after Kremlin-backed candidates lost 13 seats on the Moscow city council following major protests and revelations of corruption.

Regionalwahlen in Russland - Im Kampf gegen eine Schattenpartei

In Moskau sind Stadtparlamentswahlen. Um Putin einen Denkzettel zu verpassen, ruft die Opposition zur Protestwahl auf.