News from Russia

Language, Life, and the Russian Media

Andrei Bogomolov and Marita Nummikoski

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This unique Russian-language textbook draws on printed mass media, especially up-to-date Internet media sources, to introduce intermediate and advanced students to varied aspects of modern Russian life. Presenting fascinating material on armed conflicts, government and politics, business and economics, accidents and catastrophes, the new Russian class society, problems of youth, and more, the book provides the cultural and linguistic background necessary to better understand Russian media reports and to gain insights into Russia’s current political, economic, and cultural issues.

Features of the book include: vocabulary development exercises; pre- and post-reading classroom activities; information on Russian media, government, politics, economics, and military; a Web site with extensive Internet tasks, interactive dictionary, updates, instructor material, and links to relevant information; and a multimedia supplement based on current Russian television programs.

Marita Nummikoski, associate professor of Russian at the University of Texas at San Antonio, is the author of Troika: Elementary Russian. Andrei Bogomolov is professor of Russian at Moscow State University.

"An original, novel approach to complex subject matter. The author has assembled a wide variety of information and integrated it into a practical, usable format."—Michael Long, Baylor University

"This book contains a wealth of valuable information, and its internet feature assures that it will always be up to date."—Sandra Rosengrant, Portland State University

"News from Russia is a user-friendly book, both for teachers and students. The format is predictable, the patterns are easy to follow, and the objectives, which are stated at the beginning of each unit, are clear. The exercises are practical and interesting. . . . The connection between language and culture is clearly reinforced throughout the book. This text is an important contribution to Russian studies, and teachers who use it should have a valuable tool for the development of language, reading, and culture skills."—NECTFL Review
ISBN: 9780300104370
Publication Date: October 11, 2004
144 pages, 8 x 10
32 b/w illus.

Table of Contents (PDF)

Preface (PDF)

Chapter 1 (PDF)

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