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INTRODUCTION
Jonathan:Hi everyone, I’m Jonathan.
Svetlana:And I’m Svetlana!
Jonathan:And welcome to Culture Class: Essential Russian Vocabulary, Lesson 13! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography &Nature. These are top 5 Russian cities. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at RussianPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Jonathan:Svetlana, what’s our first word?
Svetlana:Москва
Jonathan:Moscow
Svetlana:(slow) Москва (regular) Москва
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Москва
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Moscow is Russia’s capital and also one of the major political, economic, scientific, and cultural centers in the country.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Москва - один из самых дорогих городов в Европе
Jonathan:Moscow is one of the most expensive European cities to live in.
Svetlana:(slow) Москва - один из самых дорогих городов в Европе
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Санкт-Петербург
Jonathan:St. Petersburg
Svetlana:(slow) Санкт-Петербург (regular) Санкт-Петербург
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Санкт-Петербург
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:St. Petersburg is often referred to as Russia’s “most Western-style city.”
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Санкт-Петербург считается культурной и исторической столицей России
Jonathan:St. Petersburg is the cultural and historical capital of Russia.
Svetlana:(slow) Санкт-Петербург считается культурной и исторической столицей России
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Сочи
Jonathan:Sochi
Svetlana:(slow) Сочи (regular) Сочи
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Сочи
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Sochi is home to a wide range of tourist attractions, from mountain views to monuments, parks, architecture, and sand and pebble beaches.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Зимние Олимпийские игры 2014 годa пройдут в Сочи
Jonathan:The 2014 Winter Olympic games will be held in Sochi
Svetlana:(slow) Зимние Олимпийские игры 2014 годa пройдут в Сочи
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Казань
Jonathan:Kazan
Svetlana:(slow) Казань (regular) Казань
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Казань
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Kazan is known around the world as one of the few places where Muslims and Christians live side by side in peace.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Казань является столицей республики Татарстан
Jonathan:Kazan is the center of the Rebulic of Tatarstan.
Svetlana:(slow) Казань является столицей республики Татарстан
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Svetlana:Владивосток
Jonathan:Vladivostok
Svetlana:(slow) Владивосток (regular) Владивосток
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Владивосток
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Vladivostok is the administrative center of Primorskiy Krai, which borders China and North Korea.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Владивосток - это город-порт на Дальнем Востоке
Jonathan:Vladivostok is the port city in the Russian Far East.
Svetlana:(slow) Владивосток - это город-порт на Дальнем Востоке
QUIZ
Jonathan:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Svetlana will give you the Russian – please say the name in English out loud! Are you ready?
Svetlana:Москва
[pause]Jonathan:Moscow
Svetlana:Санкт-Петербург
[pause]Jonathan:St. Petersburg
Svetlana:Сочи
[pause]Jonathan:Sochi
Svetlana:Казань
[pause]Jonathan:Kazan
Svetlana:Владивосток
[pause]Jonathan:Vladivostok

Outro

Jonathan:There you have it – 5 cities in Russia! We have a more complete list at RussianPod101.com Thanks everyone, See you next time!
Svetlana:пока пока

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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If you had the opportunity to visit only one Russian city, which one would it be and why?

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RussianPod101.com
Thursday at 6:32 pm
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Hi Магнус,


Thank you for posting.


We’re adding the audio files in the vocabulary section step by step, as soon as we can record them.


Thank you very much for your patience.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Магнус
Friday at 9:19 pm
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Hi,

there are many sentences not read in Russian language. It would good te be able to listen to those.


Thanks.

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Monday at 10:29 am
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Hello Fernando,


The correct sentence is:

"Я уже был в Москве, в Казане, в Санкт-Петербурге, в Иваново и в Ярославле.

Сейчас я хочу поехать в Волгоград, потому что там есть музей войны "Сталинградская битва" и Родина-мать."😄


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Fernando
Tuesday at 2:04 am
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я уже был в Москве, в Казане, в Санкт-Петербурге, Иваново и Ярославль

сейчас я хочу ехать на Волгограде потому что там есть музей война Сталинград и Родина-мать

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RussianPod101.com
Monday at 8:34 pm
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Hi Ronald,


We're glad to hear that you are planning to visit the country!


If you have any questions, please let us know. We'll be glad to help you improve your Russian for your planned visit :)


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Cristiane

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Ronald W Petts
Monday at 6:13 pm
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Novosibirsk....I know people who live there?. Planning to travel there in 3 years so similar to Jason as to why I am learning the language

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Tuesday at 6:23 pm
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Hi Jason,


St. Petersburg is really amazing :thumbsup::heart:


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Jason
Saturday at 6:05 am
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St. Petersburg. or Vladivostok. I have friends there (Which is why I'm here trying to learn their language.) :heart: