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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 9! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Society &Culture. These are the top five historical Russian figures. 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:Пётр I
Jonathan:Peter I
Svetlana:(slow) Пётр I (regular) Пётр I
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Пётр I
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Peter I, also known as Peter the Great, ruled the Tsardom of Russia and then later the Russian Empire.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Пётр I осуществил Культурную Революцию в России
Jonathan:Peter I led the great cultural revolution in Russia.
Svetlana:(slow) Пётр I осуществил Культурную Революцию в России
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Дмитрий Менделеев
Jonathan:Dmitriy Mendeleev
Svetlana:(slow) Дмитрий Менделеев (regular) Дмитрий Менделеев
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Дмитрий Менделеев
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Dmitriy Mendeleev is credited as the inventor of the first periodic table of elements.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Дмитрий Менделеев внёс большой вклад в развитие мировой химии как науки
Jonathan:Dmitriy Mendeleev contributed to the development of chemistry as a science.
Svetlana:(slow) Дмитрий Менделеев внёс большой вклад в развитие мировой химии как науки
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Иосиф Сталин
Jonathan:Joseph Stalin
Svetlana:(slow) Иосиф Сталин (regular) Иосиф Сталин
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Иосиф Сталин
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Joseph Stalin was one of the Bolshevik revolutionaries who helped bring about the October Revolution.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Иосиф Сталин был Председателем Советского Союза
Jonathan:Joseph Stalin was the premier of the Soviet Union.
Svetlana:(slow) Иосиф Сталин был Председателем Советского Союза
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the next word?
Svetlana:Юрий Гагарин
Jonathan:Yuriy Gagarin
Svetlana:(slow) Юрий Гагарин (regular) Юрий Гагарин
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Юрий Гагарин
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Yuriy Gagarin was the first human to travel to outer space.
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Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Юрий Гагарин - известный русский космонавт
Jonathan:Yuriy Gagarin is a famous Russian cosmonaut
Svetlana:(slow) Юрий Гагарин - известный русский космонавт
Jonathan:Okay, what’s the last word?
Svetlana:Владимир Путин
Jonathan:Vladimir Putin
Svetlana:(slow) Владимир Путин (regular) Владимир Путин
Jonathan:Listeners, please repeat:
Svetlana:Владимир Путин
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jonathan:Vladimir Putin is one of the most well-loved leaders in Russian politics, having been elected as president in 2000 until 2008 and again in 2012.
Jonathan:Now, let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Svetlana:(normal) Владимир Путин - второй президент Российской Федерации
Jonathan:Vladimir Putin was the second president of Russian Federation
Svetlana:(slow) Владимир Путин - второй президент Российской Федерации
QUIZ
Jonathan:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Svetlana will give you the Russian – please say it in English out loud! Are you ready?
Svetlana:Пётр I
[pause]Jonathan:Peter I
Svetlana:Дмитрий Менделеев
[pause]Jonathan:Dmitriy Mendeleev
Svetlana:Иосиф Сталин
[pause]Jonathan:Joseph Stalin
Svetlana:Юрий Гагарин
[pause]Jonathan:Yuriy Gagarin
Svetlana:Владимир Путин
[pause]Jonathan:Vladimir Putin

Outro

Jonathan:There you have it – 5 historical figure names in Russia! We have a more complete list at RussianPod101.com Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Svetlana:

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Do you know any other famous Russian historical figures?

 

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Monday at 10:06 am
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Hello Fernando,


"Сталин из Грузии" is correct. 😄


Elena

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Fernando
Sunday at 9:26 am
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Сталин из Грузия (Российская империя)

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Saturday at 12:44 am
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Hi Camila,


Thanks for posting and also mentioning a Russian historical figure, Catherine the Great!


Have you also checked out our lesson Russian History In A Nutshell (Learn the top five things you need to know about Russian society)? She is also mentioned in it: https://www.russianpod101.com/lesson/all-about-8-russian-history-in-a-nutshell/


Looking forward to seeing you often here.


Sincerely,

Cristiane

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Camila
Friday at 11:32 pm
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Catalina la Grande!

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Hello Jason,


Thank you for your comment!


Elena


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Jason
Saturday at 5:23 am
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I'm surprised, since you went through the whole history, that Lenin wasn't somewhere on the list! Since he's the one whose body is STILL lying in state in Moscow!

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Thursday at 6:29 pm
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Great job Luke,


Thanks for sharing.


Cheers,

Svetlana

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Luke
Monday at 6:17 pm
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Rurik (Рюрик), founded the first Russian state that became Kievan Rus.


Lenin might also be a nice inclusion.