World: COOL COMRADES

Russia's hip generation proclaims its ' independence with a language all its own. For chuvaki, or cool kids, slang also serves a highly practical purpose: it is incomprehensible to parents who may be listening in. To Russian teenagers, flesh-royal (from royal flush) means "the most"; pravilny (literally, proper) is "square."

Flesh-Royal: Any labukh, or musician, particularly a lobat (jazzman). One's own tachka (literally, wheelbarrow), or car. All firmennye (gone guys) and any klevaya chuvikha (classy chick). Anyone with a kusok (one G in rubles) or enough bashli (dough) for a zhelezny (terrific) night...

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