spichka u porohovogo sklada

English translation: Glasnost and perestroika were like striking a match near a powder keg.

04:14 Apr 3, 2005
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Government / Politics / proverb
Russian term or phrase: spichka u porohovogo sklada
Glasnost i perestroika okazalis spichkoi u porohovogo sklada
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English translation:Glasnost and perestroika were like striking a match near a powder keg.
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Vladimir Pochinov
Russian Federation
Local time: 21:21
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4 +11Glasnost and perestroika were like striking a match near a powder keg.
Vladimir Pochinov


  

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4 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +11
Glasnost and perestroika were like striking a match near a powder keg.


Explanation:
IMHO

Vladimir Pochinov
Russian Federation
Local time: 21:21
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agree  Robert Donahue (X): Nice!
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agree  GaryG
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agree  Victor Potapov: exactly. I though of "lighting a match close to..." but "striking a match" is definitely better.
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agree  Jack Doughty
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