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CountriesUsing the table below supply the Russian for the following names of countries

  • Austria
  • Great Britain
  • China
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mongolia
  • Russia
  • Spain
  • Ukraine
  • Ирландия
  • Франция
  • Испания
  • Великобритания
  • Норвегия
  • Германия
  • Италия
  • Швеция
  • Финляндия
  • Польша
  • Чешская Республика (Чехия)
  • Австрия
  • Украина
  • Турция
  • Япония

2) The Russian words you already know. Match the following Russian words and English-language definitions.

  • A country house or cottage in Russia
  • a fortified medieval Russian city; the most famous one is in Moscow and now houses the central offices of the Russian government
  • a Russian-made sub-machine-gun, used especially by terrorists and guerrillas
  • a traditional Russian musical instrument of triangular shape with three strings
  • a small sometimes moveable booth from which newspapers and cigarettes are sold
  • a Ukranian, Russian and Polish soup based on beetroot
  • a violent and sudden uprising, political revolt; a coup d'etat
  • an alcoholic drink originating in Russia, made from grain, potatoes, etc
  • an extensive grassy plain usually without trees
  • an organised persecution or extermination of an ethnic group, especially of Jews
  • any of a series of Soviet artificial satellites; the first one orbited the earth in 1957
  • the capital of the Russian federation
  • the most prominant Russian ballet company
  • the policy of restructuring the Soviet economy under the leadership of Mikhail Gorbachev
  • the Russian-state airline
  • the Soviet secret police after 1954
  • the standard monetary unit of Russia
  • until 1917 the emperor of Russia
  • Аэрофлот
  • Балалайка
  • Большой балет
  • Борщ
  • Водка
  • Дача
  • Калашников
  • КГБ
  • Киоск
  • Кремль
  • Москва
  • Перестройка
  • Погром
  • Путч
  • Рубль
  • Спутник
  • Степь
  • Царь

Public AmenitiesSelecting your answers from the list of words supplied on the right, answer the following questions

Where would you go to:
  • attend a ballet?
  • attend a football match?
  • attend a lecture?
  • attend a play?
  • catch a plane?
  • catch an underground train?
  • dance the night away?
  • drink a cup of coffee?
  • have a drink?
  • have a meal?
  • read a book?
  • see a siberian tiger?
  • walk your dog?
  • get money?
Бар
Кафе
Метро
Парк
Театр
Стадион
Аэропорт
Ресторан
Банк
Зоопарк
Университет
Библиотека
Дискотека
Большой балет

 

Russian leadersSupply the English equivalent of the following Russian rulers. Their dates have been supplied to help you.

Владимир (980-1015)
Иван (1533-1584)
Петр I (1682-1725)
Екатерина II (1762-1796)
Николай II (1894-1917)
Ленин (1917-1924)
Сталин (1927-1953)
Брежнев (1964-1982)
Горбачëв (1985-1991)
Ельцин (1991-1999)
Путин (2000- )

 

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