Conversational Russian


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Translation / meaning:

Abbreviation for Средства Массовой Рекламы, Агитации, и Дезинформации (Media of Mass Advertising, Agitation, and Disinformation).

It is a modified version of СМИ (Средства Массовой Информации – mass media).

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