Russia 32

Listen to Russia 32: a 30-year-old woman from Kazan, in the Republic of Tatarstan. Click or tap the triangle-shaped play button to hear the subject.

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 30

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 22/07/1991

PLACE OF BIRTH: Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Tatar

OCCUPATION: cardiovascular surgeon

EDUCATION: higher

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS: none

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: none

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RECORDED BY: Ivan Masterov

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/09/2021

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF SCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

TRANSCRIBED BY: N/A

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): N/A

ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

I would describe myself as a good person, but I’m only human, after all. I have the simplest tastes and always satisfied with the best. I was born in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan. I’m thirty years old. I’m Tatar. Um, I finish Kazan State Medical University, so now [clears throat] I am doctor, cardiovascular surgeon. That’s it.

[The subject says in Russian roughly what she has just said in English]: Я могу описать себя, как хорошего человека, но, в конце концов, я всего лишь человек. Иии мои вкусы непритязательны – мне достаточно самого лучшего. Я выросла и родилась в Казани, Республике Татарстан. Мне тридцать лет, я татарка. Я закончила ввв Казанский Медицинский университет и сейчас доктор, сердечно-сосудистый хирург. Вот и всё.

[Transliteration: Ya mogu opisat’ sebya khak khoroshego cheloveka, no, v khontse khontsov, ya vsego lysh chelovek. Iiih moi vkusy neprityazatel’ny – mne dostatochno samogo luchshego. Ya vyrosla ih rodilas’ v Kazani, Respublike Tatarstan. Mne tridtsat’ let, ya tatarka. Ya zakonchila vvv Kazanskiy Meditsinskiy universiteet ih seichas doctor, serdechno-sosudistiy khirurg. Vot ih vse.]

TRANSCRIBED BY: Ivan Masterov

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 05/09/2021

PHONETIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH: N/A

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