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Hypersynaesthesia

the colours in your head

4.06.2006

Third Year Russian Week 9 Vocab List

to suspect
suspicion
to arrest
arrest (n.)
to interrogate
interrogation
to convict, to be convicted
convicted (adj.)
to exile
exile (n.)
to sentence to the firing squad
sentence (n.)
to execute by firing squad
execution by firing squad (ONE WORD!)
to suffer
suffering
to go through an ordeal
torment (n.)
sympathy
compassion
prison
line
exile
labor camp
prisoner


Then we have to learn the list of names that the KGB (now known as the FSB) has gone through since the revolution.

Uplifting, no?

3 Comments:

At 5:01 PM, April 06, 2006, Blogger Clay said...

Ooh, ooh!

It started as the Cheka! And the NKVD, was that the same or different? I think it might have been military police.

 
At 5:11 PM, April 06, 2006, Blogger Alex said...

Since you're interested... :-)

The Russian State Security Forces, through the ages:

ChK right after the revolution.
GPU during the twenties.
NKVD during the thirties and forties.
MGB during the fifties.
KGB until perestroika.
And now, the FSB.

I was going to write them all out, and what they stand for, in Cyrillic, but then I got bored of accidentally hitting the letter C when I wanted an S, etc.

 
At 6:22 PM, April 06, 2006, Blogger evilsciencechick said...

whoa...cheerful!

 

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