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Wrap-up (Huliganov’s Moscow #7/7)


Original YT playout date: 25 December 2008
Duration: 17:10

This wraps up this series of Huliganov’s Moscow. We see the brand new train connection to Sheremetievo airport, as well as have a chat with the driver of the famous restaurant tram in Chistye Prudy.
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Sokolniki (Huliganov’s Moscow#6/7)


Original YT playout date: 21 December 2008
Duration: 20:44

A quick look at the place I used to live in Moscow, and supper with my friend Artem from TV7.
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Huliganov’s “Part of your World”


Original YT playout date: 15 December 2008
Duration: 3:12

Huliganov has Sophie’s help in dismantling this Disney classic.
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Winds of Change (Huliganov’s Moscow #4/7)


Original YT playout date: 9 December 2008
Duration: 18:45

The Skorpions can eat their hearts out!
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Huliganov’s 2008 (reset for 2015) Christmas Language Identification Quiz


Original YT playout date: 6 December 2008
Duration: 9:10

The earlier comments have been removed in order to give this quiz a new life on Facebook Polyglots group in 2015. Most of the people there won’t have seen this video. Sorry if your comment is gone, it was there 7 years. Fkriuk won the original quiz.

It’s 10 thirty second long clips featuring mystery languages with as many visual clues removed as I could.

If you wish to take part in the quiz it will be open until the first person gets 100% or until the New Year, if earlier.

Answers must be added in Polyglots Group on Facebook or on Huliganov.TV as I have deleted the comments below, not sent by mail for just my attention, as part of the game is to see what marks other contestants got, and use also some numerical deduction to work your way to the right answer.

There will be clues over the course of the quiz, how many depends on how much the participants seem to need.

I’m only going to answer one (probably the first one) of each contestants sets of answers per day. This is to give everyone a fair chance. Come back and try again the next day and you’ll get another mark.

1 point for each correct answer.
A right answer imprecisely defined or misspelt gets 0.5 points, and it’s 0.2 points for getting the right language but in the wrong place.

Enjoy!

I couldn’t actually give credit for the YouTube materials taken to make this quiz as it would have given the game away, but if you see your piece used in here, please accept my gratitude, and please feel free to make yourself known in the comments after New Year. There are now annotations with these acknowledgements but please do not click on tchem while doing the quiz.

The store I refer to at which you can purchase any Amazon book and I will receive a small commission is http://astore.amazon.com/wwwusenetposc-20 the offer to use this commission on prizes is no longer current.

but as that is quite long to remember I’ve set up a new domain forwarding which is http://www.OIOIOIO.com, which you will easily remeber as it one of only a handful of web domains which reads the same upside down and back to front. It’s a wonder nobody else had booked it already, really. Just have to remember it’s the seven letter not the five letter one – that one belongs to someone else.

I also have http://www.OIOIOIO.eu which will be to the Amazon store for people in the EU, as they will find the P&P cheaper as well as not being troubled with customs duty and the wrong coding on DVDs.

Each of these stores has some recommended products but via these links you can buy any book, music, film or piece of equipment Amazon has to offer. If you can buy cheaper elsewhere do, if you were buying on Amazon anyway try and remember to use these domains to enter and you’ll be funding future competition prizes, which will be Amazon gift tokens, once I get enough commissions to fund them, which isn’t happening this time as, like I say, only one commission has been earned there so far, which is a tiny sum.

Enjoy the quiz, and enjoy your festive season!
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Komunikat po polsku o sytuacji z kredytami na rynku


Original YT playout date: 3 December 2008
Duration: 3:40

This is one of the rare occasions I vlog in Polish.

It is a little known fact that about 30% of the short term bank loans in existence to business in this country, (which is the lifeline of a far greater proportion of businesses than in the west, where many would be granted longer term finance) is going to come to its repayment date in the next 3 to 8 weeks.

On the one hand money has become scarcer and dearer, on the other hand, banks have to lend to somebody. Planning refinancing a little in advance and doing a little brushing up your business plan and case for finance can help matters, as can a look across the market.

This vlog is basically a warning to firms not to leave renewing their short term loans to the last minute. Those who do will find that many cannot get refinanced this year either at all, or on much worse conditions – even Firms who have been used to getting the same or better conditions year after year.

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Lenin Library (Huliganov’s Moscow #3/7)


 

Original YT playout date: 30 November 2008
Duration: 16:28

The look at Moscow by night now features the area around Lenin Library.
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Pokrovka (Huliganov’s Moscow #2/7)


Original YT playout date: 17 November 2008
Duration: 9:21

An evening walk in Pokrovka Street and a view of the fine conditions in the rooms of the new hotel Ma Maison Pokrovka.
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Huliganov’s Moscow #1 – Arrival


Original YT playout date: 14 November 2008
Duration: 25:11

The beginning of a series of Huliganov visiting the homeland. It should give a quite nice flavour of Moscow – quite a few things have changed since this point, so this is actually a useful record of the pace of change.
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Huliganov’s Black Raven


Original YT playout date: 28 August 2008
Duration: 15:51

Viktor Huliganov, requested by BabaLeanne, aka Leanna Delehanty, authress of children’s books, sings the song “chorny voron”
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RL 102-17 Russian Basic Grammar #17/2


Original YT playout date: 18 August 2008
Duration: There is, in the time-honoured fashioned fashion, a funny hat and a drink and a joke and a song.

The second part of the lesson showing how to break the back of Russian prepositions.
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RL 102-17 Russian Basic Grammar #17/1


Original YT playout date: 16 August 2008
Duration: 22:52

This is what you’ve told me you wanted. At long last Huliganov responds to the demands, requests, threats and indecent proposals and produces the 17th lesson. It’s in 2 parts. The second part is very nearly ready, but just to keep the play out pattern going it’ll be three videos down the list. Ie, probably tomorrow, for those listening the first day this is up!

I introduce a whole new way of tackling the tricky area of prepositions in Russian. You’re gonna love this…

OK. The image promised is up on the facebook group. Please join the following:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6549175221
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