The Word a Russian Hearing About the Russian Army’s Logistics Problems Would Have on His Mind

“Халтура,” pronounced roughly “hahl-TOO-rah” (accent on the second syllable), means “slipshod, careless work,” perhaps sometimes with the subtext of “slipshod, careless work as an institutional way of life.” It also refers to “moonlighting”, but that is a different matter.

Let’s be exact, it is a Realität Russian speakers would likely have numerous other words of various vulgarity on their minds. But a Russian speaker like me, who left the Russosphere when he was seven, and was raised in an intelligentsia family where the other words just weren’t said ….