This dictionary provides coverage of 120,000 words and phrases, and over 190,000 translations. It includes completely up-to-date treatment of contemporary Russian and English, including amniocentesis, global warming, information superhighway, multimedia, streetwise, and time-share. There is extra in-text grammatical information; extended constructions, complementation, and difficult points of grammar. It records Russian as it is used today, with special emphasis on modern idioms and colloquial usage, highlighted by numerous illustrative examples. The dictionary also covers common abbreviations and acronyms such as APC, HRT, PC, OMOH, and CKB.
New to this edition is a guide to Russian language and culture on the World-Wide-Web. A new guide to email and the Internet offers a unique gateway to language and culture in the Russian-speaking world. There is also a Thematic word finder, which brings together the essential vocabulary from a broad range of subject areas, including the environment, society, business and industry, communication, media, and the arts. Specially designed as a reference section for writing, it covers the key topics required by regional exam boards.