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Are "господин" and "госпожа" acceptable words in modern Russian?

I would say господин/госпожа are very rarely used nowadays! I could only remember Что? Где? Когда? TV show as an example. In most cases when you say Mr./Ms. we say First Name + Patronymic.
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Has рекомендовать something to do with "recommend"?

Below is a definition of the word Рекомендовать from Словарь иностранных слов. As you can see, unbiased recommendation (3.) is now marked as outdated. Modern meaning is "I recommend you X, because he/...
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Are "господин" and "госпожа" acceptable words in modern Russian?

Nowadays, господин/госпожа are for sure acceptable, though one has to keep in mind - that these words are extremely official. So during common conversation you should avoid these words. Господин/...
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Are "господин" and "госпожа" acceptable words in modern Russian?

Short answer: It is fully equivalent to Mr./Ms. nowadays. Long answer: Господин/госпожа is a modern polite address, to be combined with the last name. Господин Иванов! A possible polite address ...
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Has рекомендовать something to do with "recommend"?

Рекомендовать always means to advise in modern Russian. So it cannot be used as unmarked "to introduce".
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