Posted on September 13, 2013 at 12:00 AM.
An unusual thing happened in Moscow last week: for the first time in 10 years, there was a mayoral election. Even more unusual, there was a real oppositional candidate. A borderline crazy part of the story is that the elections were closely observed by independent contollers, who prevented massive fraud. The whole story plus a lot of basic political vocabulary - in this episode of Ruspod Shorts.
голос [GOH-las] - voice, vote
голосование [goh-loh-soh-VAH-nee-yeh] - voting
выбор [VYH-bor] - choice
выборы [VYH-boh-ryh] - election
парламент [pahr-LAH-myent] - parliament
Дума [DOO-mah] - Duma, the Russian Parliament
депутат [dyeh-poo-TAHT] - deputy, lawmaker
партия [PAHR-tee-yah] - political party
кандидат [kahn-dee-DAHT] - candidate
мэр [mehr] - mayor
RusPod Shorts are your free weekly Russian lessons that don’t require any previous knowledge of Russian. Each episode explains some particular rule or piece of vocabulary and is rarely connected to previous shows. This way, you can tune in whenever you want, listen to any episode, and get yourself an instant shot of Russian. It’s a great way to keep learning without spending too much energy, time or money!