In my text book there is a copy of a "перечень" at a train and one bullet on the list is: "Реализация периодической печати".

"Реализация" the проводник will be able to sell or borrow the passenger a newspaper or magazine?

What falls into the scope of: "периодической печати"? ((weekly/monthly) magazines/daily newspapers?)

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    Just out of curiosity, what kind of textbook are you using, that teaches you all this bureaucratese?
    – mustaccio
    Jan 20, 2016 at 17:30
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    I believe it's just an excerpt from the Russian Railways conduсtor's handbook
    – Quassnoi
    Jan 20, 2016 at 17:31
  • I noticed someone docked points off because I asked the questions related to this topic. It is not my fault that the authors put that into the text book and that it is not possible to decode all the wordings by using a regular "slovar" or the machine translation. "We" are using www.ruslan.co.uk, the R3 ed., p.13
    – Ева
    Jan 20, 2016 at 17:52
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    @Ева I meant no offence, just genuinely curious. I guess getting familiar with Russian bureaucratese may indeed be useful as part of an advanced course.
    – mustaccio
    Jan 20, 2016 at 18:26
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    Jan 21, 2016 at 11:25

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Реализация in this context is nominalized реализовать which is officialese for продавать, "to sell".

Периодическая печать is, literally, "periodicals": newspapers and magazines, but this would also usually include puzzle books, soft cover novels, that kind of stuff.

This clause means that the conductor has to offer some print media for sale for you to read during your journey.

  • Thanks for explaining the small but important details.
    – Ева
    Jan 20, 2016 at 15:08

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