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    Political Russian Textbooks

    Does anybody know of any Political Russian textbooks (either published in the US or Russia)? I am aware of the one written by Simes and Robin; it was good when I used it for a few days, but it's really expensive. Any suggestions?
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    Re: Political Russian Textbooks

    Can you specify in a little more detail what you are after?

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    Re: Political Russian Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM
    Can you specify in a little more detail what you are after?
    Basically, I just want a political Russian textbook -- vocab, grammar constructions, exercises, etc. I don't really know how to narrow it down more than that -- I'm NOT just after a book about Russian politics -- I'm looking for the LANGUAGE involved. I hope that helps?
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    Re: Political Russian Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM
    Can you specify in a little more detail what you are after?
    Basically, I just want a political Russian textbook -- vocab, grammar constructions, exercises, etc. I don't really know how to narrow it down more than that -- I'm NOT just after a book about Russian politics -- I'm looking for the LANGUAGE involved. I hope that helps?
    I think if you take any of the "Russian for Foreigners" kind of books printed in Soviet time it will be full of political propaganda...

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    Re: Political Russian Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM
    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM
    Can you specify in a little more detail what you are after?
    Basically, I just want a political Russian textbook -- vocab, grammar constructions, exercises, etc. I don't really know how to narrow it down more than that -- I'm NOT just after a book about Russian politics -- I'm looking for the LANGUAGE involved. I hope that helps?
    I think if you take any of the "Russian for Foreigners" kind of books printed in Soviet time it will be full of political propaganda...
    I think you misunderstood -- I'm not after a Russian textbook that has political messages, I'm after a Russian textbook that teaches you how to create political messages, in a sense. How do you say for instance, "Russia has two legislative houses -- the Duma and the FC" or "The countries met at the UN to negotiate a treaty on human rights" -- that's the kind of book I want...
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    Re: Political Russian Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    I think you misunderstood -- I'm not after a Russian textbook that has political messages, I'm after a Russian textbook that teaches you how to create political messages, in a sense. How do you say for instance, "Russia has two legislative houses -- the Duma and the FC" or "The countries met at the UN to negotiate a treaty on human rights" -- that's the kind of book I want...
    No, no, I understand. Some of those books had a lot of this kind of stuff in them... But nnfortunately, I can't give you a specific title... If time permits I will try searching...

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    Re: Political Russian Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM
    No, no, I understand. Some of those books had a lot of this kind of stuff in them... But nnfortunately, I can't give you a specific title... If time permits I will try searching...
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    Re: Political Russian Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Does anybody know of any Political Russian textbooks (either published in the US or Russia)? I am aware of the one written by Simes and Robin; it was good when I used it for a few days, but it's really expensive. Any suggestions?
    Last year in Moscow I bought Grani politiki. Uchebnoe posobie po russkomu iazyku kak inostrannomu, by Volkova and Komissarova. The publisher is Zlatoust (www.zlatoust.spb.ru). It's not very huge (only 100 pages) but has enough texts and exercices. This book not only covers the russian sphere, but also the international current affairs (EU integration, NATO, etc..)
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    Re: Political Russian Textbooks

    Quote Originally Posted by Barmaley
    Last year in Moscow I bought [b]Grani politiki.

    Thank you very much for bringing this to my attention. I googled a bit, and found the publisher's site with details -- it even includes about a 5 page excerpt in .pdf format. I know you have the book, but I'll include the link below in case others are interested in this.
    http://<br /> <a href="http://www.z...dia_id=110</a>

    I should mention, too, that I'm still interested in this question; if anybody else has any other suggestions, I'd appreciate those too!
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