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English translation: below

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14:21 Mar 8, 2008
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Business/Commerce (general)
Russian term or phrase: ...красятся сотнями альпинистов
Newspaper article from 2005 about Roman Abramovich, here describing the capital of Chukotka, Anadyr.

По наблюдениям сотрудников дальневосточного полпредства, Анадырь стал весьма ухоженным городом. Ежегодно дома красятся в расные цвета сотнями альпинистов.

Why should mountaineers have to paint the houses? I wondered if альпинист might just mean someone who lives in the mountains, but I can't find any proof that this is so. And why do the houses need painting every year?
Jack Doughty
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:42
English translation:below
Explanation:
Every year industrial climbers help with painting houses in different colours.
There is no help in original but it fits here - I guess the article is about high blocks that is why they use industrial climbers

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This industrial climbing is quite popular in Russia.
Промышленные альпинисты выполнят любые виды высотных работ по монтажу и
демонтажу:водостоков, систем антиобледенения, молниезащиты, громоотводов, подоконных
отливов, прокладки кабеля, воздуховодов, спутниковых антенн, кондиционеров, наружной
рекламы, вентилируемых фасадов и др. Штукатурка ,отделка, шпатлёвка, покраска
фасадов ,герметизация швов, остекление, мойка окон, уборка снега, сосулек, подъём
мебели, вскрытие дверей, удаление деревьев, снять кошку с дерева, поздравить друга «в
окно» и многое другое… тел.8-926-395-40-06 Станислав. Лицензия,гарантия.
http://66.102.9.104/search?q=cache:949Tz30PZX8J:dska.ru/sr.p...

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Vanda Nissen
Australia
Local time: 20:42
Grading comment
Thank you. This must be it. Thanks also to James for the photo.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Explanation:
Every year industrial climbers help with painting houses in different colours.
There is no help in original but it fits here - I guess the article is about high blocks that is why they use industrial climbers

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Note added at 15 mins (2008-03-08 14:37:00 GMT)
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This industrial climbing is quite popular in Russia.
Промышленные альпинисты выполнят любые виды высотных работ по монтажу и
демонтажу:водостоков, систем антиобледенения, молниезащиты, громоотводов, подоконных
отливов, прокладки кабеля, воздуховодов, спутниковых антенн, кондиционеров, наружной
рекламы, вентилируемых фасадов и др. Штукатурка ,отделка, шпатлёвка, покраска
фасадов ,герметизация швов, остекление, мойка окон, уборка снега, сосулек, подъём
мебели, вскрытие дверей, удаление деревьев, снять кошку с дерева, поздравить друга «в
окно» и многое другое… тел.8-926-395-40-06 Станислав. Лицензия,гарантия.
http://66.102.9.104/search?q=cache:949Tz30PZX8J:dska.ru/sr.p...

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http://66.102.9.104/search?q=cache:NxpnjMHf16EJ:promalp.xmas...

Vanda Nissen
Australia
Local time: 20:42
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Thank you. This must be it. Thanks also to James for the photo.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  James McVay: You beat me to it. Check out the picture here: http://www.rosfoto.com/shop/photo/13482/
2 mins
  -> Thank you, James. Great photo!

agree  xxxPoveyTrans: nice photo! // amazing what a lick of paint can do!
9 mins
  -> Thank you, Simon!

agree  Katerina Rhodes
8 hrs
  -> Thank you, Katerina!

agree  Rusinterp
2 days13 hrs
  -> Спасибо большое!
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