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English translation: business tycoon

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Russian term or phrase:олигарх
English translation:business tycoon
Entered by: zmejka
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02:48 Apr 2, 2004
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Slang
Russian term or phrase: олигарх
в списке персонажей (сериал про современную молодёжь и фотомоделей) описание одного из них: "олигарх". простенько и со вкусом. я, кажется, отстала от современного сленга. не знаю, кто такие олигархи и как они переводятся. помогите, пожалуйста, дремучей мне. спасибо.
zmejka
Local time: 14:39
oligarch, tycoon
Explanation:
A very, very rich and influential person in Russia ... :-)

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Note added at 5 mins (2004-04-02 02:53:39 GMT)
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oligarch
one of the rulers in an oligarchy
www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn

oligarchy
Form of government where control lies within a small group of people based on wealth or power.
www.daltonstate.edu/faculty/bguo/p1101/Glossary.htm

oligarchy
A form of government in which a small group of landowners, military officers, or wealthy merchants controls most of the governing decisions.
www.wwnorton.com/college/polisci/lowi/glosso.htm
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Vladimir Pochinov
Russian Federation
Local time: 13:39
Grading comment
спасибо! просветили! :)
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5 +3oligarch, tycoon
Vladimir Pochinov


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олигарх
oligarch, tycoon


Explanation:
A very, very rich and influential person in Russia ... :-)

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Note added at 5 mins (2004-04-02 02:53:39 GMT)
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oligarch
one of the rulers in an oligarchy
www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn

oligarchy
Form of government where control lies within a small group of people based on wealth or power.
www.daltonstate.edu/faculty/bguo/p1101/Glossary.htm

oligarchy
A form of government in which a small group of landowners, military officers, or wealthy merchants controls most of the governing decisions.
www.wwnorton.com/college/polisci/lowi/glosso.htm


Vladimir Pochinov
Russian Federation
Local time: 13:39
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 26
Grading comment
спасибо! просветили! :)

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  nrabate
5 mins

agree  GaryG: and this is how the term is translated in the US press
1 hr

agree  Jack Doughty: Both OK but I prefer "tycoon"
5 hrs
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