Russian Webcasts are posted to the web twice monthly and deliver a survey of the previous two weeks' news in simplified standard Russian Listeners of Voice of America's "Special English" broadcasts will recognize the slightly slower rate of speech and textual redundancy which characterize these webcasts. Why ? Back in Soviet times, the news was easy to understand. The propaganda-laden messages were predictable and the diction clear and slow. Post-communist newscasts feature telegraphic speech and slurry diction. Our webcasts serve as a stepping stone between the teacher talk of the classroom and the "real" Russian of the media. Authentic news. The accompanying exercises include pre-listening background information, vocabulary support, and post-listening activities. Timeframe. Who can listen? Suggestions for listening. Read all the exercises first! Copyright information. Complaints and kudos can be sent to the project director: Richard Robin. Credits Project director: Richard Robin.
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