What was begun as an experimental work of creative translation has now evolved into an in-depth tool that fills in many of the gaps left by even the most comprehensive English-Russian/Russian-English dictionaries.
The Dictionary of Advanced Russian Usage is not intended for beginners who are looking for basic word-to-word equivalents. Instead, it is for translators and others who are often frustrated by a search for just the right word or phrase.
An inspired translation will satisfy on three levels: 1) precision of meaning; 2) the image which is evoked and 3) the actual sound of the word or phrase. To meet these standards, Michael Kayser has spent many years scouring Russian literature, periodicals and contemporary sources as well as keeping detailed journals of the many, ever-expanding words of popular culture in English and Russian.
The Dictionary of Advanced Russian Usage is an essential resource for a full-throated English-Russian/Russian-English translation in a fast-changing world.