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Дело о миллионе программистов

Источник: http://www.computerra.ru/105643/delo-o-millione-programmistov/

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  • It looks like a poor wording. I'd use matter or perhaps agenda.
    – jwalker
    Aug 26 '14 at 13:37
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"Дело о миллионе программистов" means "The Case of Million Programmers". The header is only loosely connected to the contents of the article. It is fairly common in Russian journalism.

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as this article talks about sanctions to and from Russia.

Дело in this case could be possibly used with historic reference to criminal investigations/criminal cases during soviet period, for example Дело врачей

It was widely discussed in media.

It's quite common to use strong, cemented phrases in Russian journalism. I believe article has nothing to do with criminal investigation, nor with Soviet Union, but this name is used to attract attention.

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Possible translations:

  • The case of a million programmers
  • The million-programmers affair
  • The matter of a million programmers
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Can be also translated as "A point of a million programmers".

The article sheds light on perspectives of a million programmers due to changes happened. It touches a coming future for the whole branch of IT industry in the country. Of course as a standalone title it can be translated as

"A matter of ...",

"A case of ..."

or something sort of

"An agenda is a million of programmers".

But would not first two titles sound as a court case and the latter as a listening to a law project to be accepted?

From this perspective it can be translated simply as

"The thing of/about a million programmers"

or

"A point about..."

with the meaning of fate of ..., future (perspectives) of ... or comming changes for ...

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  • Neither "agenda" nor "point" have anything to do with it...
    – Mikhail T.
    Sep 5 '14 at 13:12
  • @MikhailT. what makes you think so? Sep 6 '14 at 11:52

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