John Seckel heads up MIR’s Moscow affiliate office, living in Russian for more than 15 years. According to Natalya Agre Managing Director of the Russian agency that made the advert, the main aim of the advert was to point out the influence of a automobile crash at 50 kilometres per hour, which is similar to a fall from a fifth storey of a constructing.
One Russian who passed through Riga suggests that in consequence the Latvian capital has turn out to be an intellectual Hong Kong” for Russia much as Hong Kong has for China in recent times and as Riga itself did for the Soviet Union in the Nineteen Twenties and Thirties ( /content material/transcript/ ).
The Russian energy ministry has itself delivered contradictory statements over the past week with Novak saying he was nonetheless supporting a freeze but swiftly denying his deputy Kirill Molodtsov’s remarks that Russian could in principle lower output by as much as five %.
Aleksandr Genis says that the fact that Riga is becoming one of the centers of free Russian culture is an awfully fascinating development … one can think about that related processes will occur across the close to abroad.” Others agree: Artemy Troitsky, a Russian music critic now dwelling in Tallinn, predicts a mass exodus” of the Russian opposition to these nations ( /russian/blogs/2016/01/160120_blog_troitsky_forecast_2016 ).
A three-semester sequence (Russian 371, 372, 373) covers the most important prose texts produced inside the thousand-12 months historical past of Russian letters, whereas a two-semester sequence (Russian 354, 355) examines the main figures and actions in nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetry.