This book is a unique Russian-English reference work that provides learners of Russian with well-formed factual conversational statements from over fifty national areas. It is the first Russian-English reference work to arrange complete sentences according to their meaning. For ease of use, Russian sentences with their English translators are arranged in parallel columns on the same page. Extensive indices in both Russian and English make it simple to find the exact page number for individual words in sentences, sentence meanings and important concepts. The glossary explains all of the symbols used in the grammatical formulas of syntactic models in the body of the book and gives definitions of terms that are used in defining the various types of informational expressions. This book will be of use to beginning students of Russian for finding the most usual conversational expressions. Advanced students will find it useful in courses and seminars on the expression of functions and notions in Russian and developing the skill of multiple expression of the same meaning.