Lesson 3: Цензура

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This is the third and final lesson in a series of three based on an excerpt from an interview with Veniamin Smekhov. In this lesson, you will watch a clip in which Smekhov discusses how censorship affected the Taganka Theater, and read and listen to texts about censorship in Russia at different periods of time. The lesson consists of four parts: История цензуры, Цензура и Таганка, Цензура сейчас, and Заключение.

You can find the Помощник and Словарь (Цензура) at the end of the lesson for easy reference, but they are also available in the lesson in places where you are most likely to need them.

What You Will Learn:

You will learn that censorship is not a problem unique to the Soviet era of Russian history, about censorship in Russia’s past, how it affected Smekhov and the Taganka Theater, and the problem of censorship today in Russia. You will learn to express ambiguity or uncertainty in Russian, and you will also practice understanding and using который clauses.

Learning Tips:

As you go through the three parts of this lesson, try to connect the topics and come to a synthesis between what you learn about censorship in Russian history, censorship today, and what Smekhov says about censorship and the Taganka Theater.

pages Number of pages: 16
Estimated completion time: 1 hour, 15 minutes




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Russian Advanced Interactive Listening Series: Интервью с Вениамином Смеховым Copyright © by Shannon Donnally Quinn; Victoria Thorstensson; Benjamin Rifkin; and Dianna Murphy is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.