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мировой полюс

English translation: world axis

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15:21 Feb 1, 2009
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Government / Politics
Russian term or phrase: мировой полюс
Нейтральная и совсем независимая не от кого Украина не может существовать, как собственный мировой полюс как США, ЕС и страны БРИК. Ей прейдётся выбрать свой полюс вращения.
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I just don't get the meaning of this expression in Russian...
Anatoliy Babich
Ukraine
Local time: 15:55
English translation:world axis
Explanation:
The USA and EU are centres round which the activities of other countries could be said to revolve, so could be described as axes, which I think works better than "poles" in English. This has a precedent in 2The Axis Powers" in the second World War.
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world axis


Explanation:
The USA and EU are centres round which the activities of other countries could be said to revolve, so could be described as axes, which I think works better than "poles" in English. This has a precedent in 2The Axis Powers" in the second World War.

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