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    In Russia, people are still not as shy as in the West, they call income figures :) I get about 110-115 thousand rubles a month now. That's about $2000. For an apartment I pay 34,000 rubles, near $600. The apartment, however, is small even by the Russian standards. Two rooms with a total area of 55 square meters. Approximately 590 square feet. I believe that this is a lot for Japan or China, but very little for America :)

    This year I bought a three-room apartment in Kaliningrad (80 square meters = 870 square feet), but this is a new building, immediately after construction and without interior finishing. There is still a repair, decoration. Because of the fact that it is in a fairly remote city, the process, I'm afraid, will be very much delayed. Therefore, I live as long as in Moscow :)
     
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    I found out that the Russian electronic translator from Yandex also began to use to translate the neural network and the quality of the translation became much better than before. But it seems to me subjective, that the translation from Yandex, nevertheless, is worse. For comparison, I'm now typing this text in pure Russian without adaptation and simplification to facilitate the translation. Assess from the point of view of English which option will be better. The first paragraph is the work of Google. The second one is Yandex :)

    Found that Russian electronic translator from Yandex has also started to use for translation of the neural network and the quality of the translation was a lot better than before. But, subjectively, I think that the translation from Yandex is still worse. For comparison, I now fill the text in pure Russian without adaptation and simplification to facilitate transfer. Rate from the point of view of English, which option is better. The first paragraph is the job of Google. Second — Yandex :)
     
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    Hullo fellow newcomer....I see you like science fiction..have you read any Kim Stanley Robinson? If not, I recommend him highly..especially his later books.

    Kim Stanley Robinson - Wikipedia
     
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    I found the first paragraph, from Google, to be the better of the two. However, both were understandable.
     
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    Yes, I read mostly SF&F.

    Looked at his bibliography, could not remember, read something from his works before or not. Most likely - did not read. According to critics' reviews it is difficult to judge, estimates in Russia are not very high. Criticize mostly not very deeply developed characters or lack of some central ideas. I'll try to read when I have time :)
     
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    Fair enough..I will point out that his Mars trilogy is highly regarded here. A bit old now, of course.
     
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    It seemed to me that the higher ratings and more positive feedback from the Three Californias Trilogy (Translated into Russian as "the California's Trilogy"). Here it is downloaded to the communicator, I will read how it will turn to read :)
     
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    You should move to Sochi. You can probably buy one of the empty Olympic buildings for a couple rubles.

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    You could even have your own swimming pool.

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    I would be happy, but in Sochi VERY expensive property :) And there is no abandoned there. And you in the photo: "Olympic Village (Rome): Built to house the athletes of the 1960 Summer Games, it is now residential apartments."

    Well, here you have the name of the picture itself speaks for itself :) - Berlin_Olympic_swimming_venue.jpg

    Or was it a joke? :)

    In Sochi, just built for the Olympics buildings are used very actively. Now international competitions, rallies, congresses are held there regularly ... Recently the XIX World Festival of Youth and Students was held: #WFYS2017
     
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    First the pictures were to see if you were really good with computers like you said, and secondly to see if you knew if the images were really from Russia to test if you were really from Russia or just a troll from the forum that made up the account.

    Now with that said, I'd like to REALLY know what is going on in Sochi since here in the U.S. all we see is empty buildings there and even during the olympics we saw pictures of stupid construction mistakes.

    Epic Construction Fails At Sochi Winter Olympics In Pictures
     

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