Translation challenges the brightest minds

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(Russia Beyond the Headlines – – Phoebe Taplin, special to RBTH – January 14, 2014) Top translators of Tolstoy and Pelevin talk to RBTH about misunderstandings, cultural differences and how not to get lost in translation.   Each year scores of books are translated from Russian to English. This year has seen publications in a range of genres, from […]

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Michael Launer: “Re: Doing Business in Russia”

Message Flow Charts file image, adapted from image at

Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 From: “Michael Launer” <> Subject: Re doing business in Russia My wife, Marilyn Young, is a subscriber to The Johnson List. Some time ago she printed out a number of messages regarding the perils of doing business in Russia. The attached message is a response to one of those messages that dealt with interpreters. I […]

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