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Mushkilla



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
Do you follow Russian media, Mushkilla?

Yes, I do. I watch Russia Today.
But the problem is that RT is not partial when it comes to home Russian events or international events.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, you don't/can't follow Russian language media, yet you claim to know what is and isn't being covered on it?
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

spiral78 wrote:
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RUSSIA vs AMERICA: The Hollywood Smackdown
http://content.time.com/time/video/player/0,32068,2682407037001_2152583,00.html


And what the heck has this got to do with anything?


It actually reveals a lot about the vacuity of the notions being put forward.
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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But the problem is that RT is not partial when it comes to home Russian events or international events.


I don't understand this, either. It's usually considered positive if a media channel is impartial, but this seems to be couched as a problem.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somebody's standard of English isn't up to scratch perhaps?
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As this is a forum for teachers of the English language, I personally think the standards are by definition high here, as they should be.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How impartial should we be? : )
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Mushkilla



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Comrade Sasha, did you know that Russians are using collective meditation (by analogy to collective farms!) with nice classical music to strengthen the rouble!Laughing
http://zenrus.ru/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iHbiSiNNCgY
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As bad as things might get in Russia, there are worse places in the world to be. London, Antarctica, Waziristan, for instance...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Breakfast
This is what passes for news on the BBC

http://www.express.co.uk/news/showbiz/547195/Susanna-Reid-cola-Good-Morning-Britain

"Poodleisation" - don't say that. poodles are too smart to watch this stuff !
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stillore informative than all the other links on offer on this page : )
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Mushkilla



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
As bad as things might get in Russia, there are worse places in the world to be. London, Antarctica, Waziristan, for instance...

Based on what that Russia is better place to be than London? Pravda newspaper?

It seems some known cities in Russia are classified in the bottom of the barrel in the 2014 Quality of Living Survey produced by Mercer Survey - and London is better place than Moskva.
Can you explain why the rich Russians buy houses in London and invest their money in the city?
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Different opportunities. Similar to why subcontinentals have made a home there.

But Moscow is better because it has душа. You couldn't understand...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Can you explain why the rich Russians buy houses in London and invest their money in the city?


The definite article used here to introduce 'rich Russians' indicates that all rich Russians buy houses in London and invest their money in the city. Patently untrue.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How's about this for a whopper?

"Of course if your salary is in dollars or any other foreign currency, then it means your savings is not in Rouble."
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