fivemack (fivemack) wrote,


New York and London are both famously polyglot cities: if you want to find a native Russian speaker, it won’t take very long and there are obvious places to start.

Penguin Books is a major publisher with offices in London and New York.

It is therefore a sign of a slightly embarrassing failure of copy-editing that, in one of Clive Cussler’s novels, as the hero is spotted creeping on to a Russian ship, a guard shouts ‘Ostanovka’: which even my desultory Russian tells me is “stop” in the sense of the place you go to to catch a bus.
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