Lesson 3: Русская Православная Церковь

churchLesson Description:

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This is the third lesson of a series of lessons based on an interview with scholar Maria Tendriakova. You will watch two video clips from the interview with Maria Tendriakova and complete exercises based on those clips. You will also listen to and read some texts about the Russian Orthodox Church. This lesson consists of the following sections: Христианство в России, В России и за рубежом, Репрессии и возрождение, and Заключение.

You can find the Помощник and Словарь (В России и за рубежом и Репрессии и возрождение) 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:

In this lesson, you will learn about the history of Christianity in Russia, some of the differences between Orthodoxy and other Christian churches, and analyze data on the religious identification of the population of the Russian Federation. You will learn about the different branches of the Orthodox Church, about times of repression and relative freedom for the church in Soviet and post-Soviet history, and about some of the concerns of the church in Russia today. You will work with morphologically complex words, reflexive verbs with passive meaning, hypotheses, and rhetorical structure.

Learning Tips:

You will be given an opportunity early in the lesson to learn some new words. Those words will recur in the clips, so if you remember them from the beginning, it might help you to understand the clips.

pages Number of pages: 20
clock Estimated completion time: 1 hour, 30 minutes




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