Learn Russian online: Politics

Politics

Our listeners seem to have a shared love for Russian culture and Russian people, but the Russian Federation as a state, and the government of that state sometimes are a more divisive topic.

In this episode of Ruspod Shorts, you'll learn the basic political vocabulary and get an overview of the Russian political system — so that if you end up talking politics in Russia, you get to show off some of this essential vocabulary. 


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Vocabulary

Конституция
[kahn-stee-TOO-tsyh-yah]

Constitution 

Президент
[pryeh-zee-DYEHNT]

President

федерация
[fyeh-dee-RAH-tsyh-yah]

federation

премьер-министр
[pryeh-MYEHR mee-NEESTR]

prime-minister 

парламент
[pahr-LAH-myent]

parliament

Совет Федерации
[sah-VYEHT fyeh-dee-RAH-tsyh-ee]

Federation Council, the upper house of the Russian parliament 

Дума
[DOO-mah]

the lower house of the Russian parliament 

думать
[DOO-maht']

to think 

партия
[PAHR-tee-yah]

a party 

совет
[sah-VYEHT]

council 

государство
[gah-soo-DAHR-stvah]

the state 

власть
[vlahst']

power, authority, authorities