How Russians Interpret Obama 23 January 2009By Michele A. Berdy
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Инаугурационная речь: Inaugural speech
After Abraham Lincoln spoke at Gettysburg -- now considered to be one of the finest orations in U.S. history -- the critics gave him mixed reviews. One critic called his words "silly, flat and dishwatery utterances," while another called it "a perfect gem, deep in feeling, compact in thought and expression." So far, President Barack Obama's speech has gotten the same treatment, with one writer referring to his "soaring rhetoric"; others calling it "flat rhetoric." I guess we'll have to wait until all the scores are in.