Russia doesn' sell pirate CDs, Software, Music on streets

Russian Government prohibited to sell CDs with Music, Movies and Computer Software and Games on the street. It was a common scene to see people selling pirate versions of Computer Programs, all kinds of Foreign and Russian Music and newly-released movies. A person could buy for less than a US dollar a computer game which would cost in the United States $30 and even more. But if there weren't pirate products, most people in Russia wouldn't afford so expensive items. Refer to the average salary in Russia (not in Moscow — it is completely another country, like a lot of people in Russia like to say), and you will see that a person could only buy one Windows XP (or Russian Translation Software) operating system on that kind of a salary. We'll see how that business will be developing in Russia after passing that law.

LanguageScape Dumps Russian Translators

Hello, dear RussianTranslators.Blogspot Readers. I just wanted to share my own experience with online translation companies, being accurate, just one of them — Languagescape.com or they also call themselves editavenue.com.


When I first came to the US, I had troubles finding a job. If there are immigrants out there who didn't come on H1B, then, you will understand me. It was really difficult to get a job you want. So, I was running out of money. One acquainted of mine, suggested me to try internet search of online translation and LanguageScape.com.


Having reviewed your application, we have determined that your qualifications meet our standards for becoming an LanguageScape translator.

I was so excited about it. And just the next day, I got a translation job from them:



You have been selected for a translation project. An overview of the job appears below:

Job Name: Russian Translation
Invoice Number: ...
Source Language: English
Target Language: Russian
Commission Amount
: $9.90 USD
Number of Pages: 1
Due-Date: 7/25/2006 11:00 PM US Eastern Time (2 Day Turnaround)
Client Location: USA



I have translated the text in about 2 hours and sent it back to the 'customer'. And on my account it was showed that I earned 10 bucks, which I never got back from them. I advised the company to my friend. And I was surprised that he also had the same text I translated. And my Russian Friend also got 10 bucks. After that I started to wonder why are they giving away 10 bucks to every person for the same text. What do you think? Yes, they just were testing our skills. We got 5 out of 5 points. In about a week or so I was assigned to translate another text from a real customer and got another 15 dollars.

A client has rated / reviewed your work:

Russian Translation, 5 out of 5 stars
Very comprehensive translation. Quick and reliable.

Your new average client rating is 5 (5.000).

But when it came to the check at the end of the month, I got this:

Our records indicate that you registered twice. The "..." account has been deactivated.


I asked if they could send me my 25 dollars, but I never heard from them again.

SO, I hope this would be a helpful information for those who would like to work for language scape.

Russian Man beaten to death by Christian in New Jersey, United States of America.

A 26-year-old man was beating an innocent Russian traveler. Russian old man was traveling in the USA with his assistant. While his assistant was in the building of the rest area in NJ State, this tragic event happened. The victim was 75 years old. His Russian Translator in London and Russian Interpreter said that he spent 11 years in prison. Mikhail Makarenko was arrested for anti Soviet propaganda and agitation. Brian K. White killed Russian Citizen with a rock to death because second refused to buy his Christian CDs.
Fortunately, White was arrested by Police after 90-miles-chase.

Russian Theatre - No cellphones

News from Russia. In Russian Theatre - the Alexandrisky in St. Petersburg have been installed a special equipment which blocks mobile ringtones during theatre performance. One of the artist was so mad one day on the scene, that had to scream "Turn off your cell phone and let me finish my speech." However, audience ignored all the signs saying "NO CELL PHONES." The technology is rather expensive, but the Alexandriisky theater wants to protect its artists from the fancy music.

A.S. Pushkin Russian State Academic Drama Theatre - is one of the most famous Alexandriiskiy Theatre and the oldest Russian national theatre.