Russian 1125-101 (non-native speakers): Syllabus
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The assignments for the semester are not prepared ahead of time because we want to read about current events (for the most part). Most assignments are posted a few of days before the class.

Week 1: Sunday 08/30/20 - Saturday 09/05/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Come to the organizational meeting for this TBA course to select the days and times to meet this semester. Click Welcome in the navigation bar to for the time and place of the meeting.
Week 2: Sunday 09/06/20 - Saturday 09/12/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate and other details of the course.

Read and translate section Алексей Мордашов («Северсталь», состояние — 16,8 млрд долларов) in this story.

Наследники бизнес-империй.

Thursday
Read and translate section Михаил Фридман (LetterOne, состояние — 13 млрд долларов) in this story.

Наследники бизнес-империй.

Week 3: Sunday 09/13/20 - Saturday 09/19/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate this story. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

В России стартовал первый из трех дней голосования

Thursday
Week 4: Sunday 09/20/20 - Saturday 09/26/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

Отказ от постоянных рабочих мест и рост прибыли: как «удаленка» стала нормой

Thursday
Week 5: Sunday 09/27/20 - Saturday 10/03/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as you can in 40-50 minutes. We will continue in class and on Thursday.

«Два мира — два шапиро…»

Note: the title refers to a historical anecdote about two men with the same last name, Шапиро, but different priorities: an American reporter and a Russian civil servant. Both lived in Moscow in the 1930s. When witnessing a house fire, the American rushes to file the news item with his NYC paper while the Russian calls the firemen. Hence, два (разных) мира, два (разных) Шапиро. The story is so well known that the writer did not capitalize the name, almost as if it has become a common noun.

Thursday
Week 6: Sunday 10/04/20 - Saturday 10/10/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

Армения-Азербайджан: стратегия новой войны

Thursday
Read and translate these stories--as much as you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

Армения и Азербайджан выдвигают взаимонеприемлемые условия для перемирия

Week 7: Sunday 10/11/20 - Saturday 10/17/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
No classes October 14, 2020
Thursday
Read and translate as much of this the article as you can in about 50 minutes.

Дети не должны жить в интернатах

Week 8: Sunday 10/18/20 - Saturday 10/24/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

«Это поступок», «остался человеком». Как в соцсетях реагируют на отставку Жээнбекова

Week 9: Sunday 10/25/20 - Saturday 10/31/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

Они создавали эту планету. Они могут убить человека

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

Аналитики сообщили о росте расходов россиян в период пандемии

Week 10: Sunday 11/01/20 - Saturday 11/07/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

Российская вакцина от коронавируса вызвала споры в Венесуэле

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

Отношения с родителями партнера: как балансировать на лезвии ножа

Week 11: Sunday 11/08/20 - Saturday 11/14/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as you can do in 40-50 minutes.

Задачи Вооруженных Сил Российской Федерации

Thursday
Week 12: Sunday 11/15/20 - Saturday 11/21/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
No classes November 14 - November 24
Thursday
No classes November 14 - November 24
Week 13: Sunday 11/22/20 - Saturday 11/28/20 [show/hide]
Сегћдня пїтница, двђдцать седьмће ноябрї.
Wednesday
каникулы
Thursday
каникулы
Week 14: Sunday 11/29/20 - Saturday 12/05/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

YYY

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

YYY

Week 15: Sunday 12/06/20 - Saturday 12/12/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

YYY

Thursday
Read and translate as big a portion of thе first story, as well as a second one (particularly the charts)--as you can do in 40-60 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

YYY

Week 16: Sunday 12/13/20 - Saturday 12/19/20 [show/hide]
Wednesday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

YYY

Thursday
Read and translate a portion of this story--as much as you can do in 40-50 minutes. Be sure to read the course description (the link at the top) about the use of Google Translate.

YYY

Week 17: Sunday 12/20/20 - Saturday 12/26/20 [show/hide]
 
 
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