Asking for Russian Translation of a BIG article for FREE - how fare is it to you?

I have a friend who owns a Free Russian Translation forum or a message board, where you can post your short sms or short texts and he translates it for you for free. Yesterday he told me about one guy who asked him if he could translate an article about Russian army rules or something like that for free. Actually this is exactly what he said: "I was wondering if anyone can briefly translate the following taken from a webpage. I was wondering if the author is suggesting that a conscript that has the proper background can go directly into an airborne unit (VDV), skipping basic training (Uchebke?) by following his methods". After my Russian friend provided a free machine translation for him, he wasn't quite happy with it. He said that he can't really understand it. Well, why don't you use a paid Russian translation. Don't be afraid, the cost for a Russian Letter Translation would only be 4 cents per word, which is really affordable comparing to other languages. Reading and summarizing an article this long takes a lot of time and efforts. So, people, please, if you need a free translation - use a paid one or bear with free online translators. Respect a work of others too. Russian translator is a profession, and it's not an easy one, believe me. Just to let you know that not every person knowing two or more languages can provide you with an accurate and right translation. Remember this please.
By the way, here is the post I was talking about: Do you think it would be fare to do the translation for free???

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