чистота анкеты

English translation: spotless past

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Russian term or phrase:чистота анкеты
English translation:spotless past
Entered by: tatyana000

14:53 Apr 4, 2018
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - History
Russian term or phrase: чистота анкеты
This is a line from a poem about Soviet citizens being complicit in the atrocities of Stalin's reign of terror:

Мы подтверждали, кляли, запрещали,
Всерьез пеклись о ***чистоте анкет***.
Мы столькое себе и им прощали.
Что нам самим давно прощенья нет.
tatyana000
Local time: 04:16
spotless
Explanation:
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Here - past

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Вне контекста напрашивается record, но в спецсоветском контексте мне что-то мешает, не то восприятие.

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Clean background...

Все не совсем то, особенно если нужна стихотворная форма перевода.

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clean bio (graphy)

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IrinaN
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Local time: 21:16
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Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for! A clean record was the best I could come up with, but it wasn't quite right.
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4 +5spotless
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spotless


Explanation:
*

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Note added at 6 mins (2018-04-04 14:59:56 GMT)
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Here - past

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Note added at 28 mins (2018-04-04 15:22:02 GMT)
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Вне контекста напрашивается record, но в спецсоветском контексте мне что-то мешает, не то восприятие.

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Note added at 8 hrs (2018-04-04 23:21:52 GMT)
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Clean background...

Все не совсем то, особенно если нужна стихотворная форма перевода.

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Note added at 8 hrs (2018-04-04 23:25:30 GMT)
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clean bio (graphy)

Profile чересчур современно

IrinaN
United States
Local time: 21:16
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for! A clean record was the best I could come up with, but it wasn't quite right.
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Vladyslav Golovaty: purity?
1 hr
  -> Thank you.

agree  Angela Greenfield: "spotless record" sounds pretty good// Yeah, it's a tough one. I know.
2 hrs
  -> Thank you, Angela. My doubts are in the hidden meaning - record is a "normal" word for the Western ear and mostly refers to job/criminal stuff. In Soviet times the most terrifying item was из крестьян или из попов/буржуев, and Record does not convey it.

agree  FreEditor: "Clean background" or "the right background".
13 hrs
  -> Thank you

agree  Jack Doughty
15 hrs
  -> Thank you, Jack!

agree  Kirill Ivanovskiy
2 days 6 hrs
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