"The Oxford Russian Dictionary" is the new standard English and Russian reference for the 1990s. Over 180,000 words and phrases and over 290,000 translations. Special emphasis on modern idioms and colloquial usage with numerous illustrative examples. Completely up-to-date coverage of the general vocabulary of contemporary Russian and English, including aerobics, genetic fingerprinting, biodegradable, "афганец", башли, мэрия, and отказник. Includes all common abbreviations and acronyms, such as DTP, ROM, AIDS, and GULAG. Coverage of British and American English and regional Russian dialects. Pronunciation in the International Phonetic Alphabet for every English Headword. Full and clear guidance on key constructions, complementation, and difficult points of grammar.