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English translation: kontrol'nyy vystrel - shot for good measure

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22:30 May 20, 2000
Russian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Russian term or phrase: kontrol'nyy vystrel
Prozvuchali tri vystrela. Potom eshche dva, kontrolynykh, - v golovu.

The article appeared in a Russian newspaper article describing the murder of a relative of a prominent official.

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English translation:kontrol'nyy vystrel - shot for good measure
Explanation:
Prozvuchali tri vystrela. Potom eshche dva, kontrolynykh, - v golovu.

"(They/we/you) heard three rounds (fired). Then two more, for good measure, to the head."

Essentially, the person firing the shots wanted to ensure their target was dead, so they fired two more rounds straight into the head.
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na +2kontrol'nyy vystrel - shot for good measure
Michael Estes
naInspectors were shotChristopher Gierig


  

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358 days
Inspectors were shot


Explanation:
Three shots were heard. Then two more, the inspectors were shot in the head.


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Christopher Gierig
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kontrol'nyy vystrel - shot for good measure


Explanation:
Prozvuchali tri vystrela. Potom eshche dva, kontrolynykh, - v golovu.

"(They/we/you) heard three rounds (fired). Then two more, for good measure, to the head."

Essentially, the person firing the shots wanted to ensure their target was dead, so they fired two more rounds straight into the head.

Michael Estes
PRO pts in pair: 20
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