A free English-speaking club located in Chelyabinsk, Russia

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TED video and discussion: Defend Our Freedom to Share

What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto — a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume. We'll see the TED video, discuss it and possibly debate on the topic a little bit.

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Discussion: Sharing Economy and Its Consequences

Uber, Airbnb, what's next ?

How will the phenomenon affect our lives ?

What will the new era be like and how to be on its frontline ?

I'll give you the definitions of these phenomena, tell about the pioneers in this sphere and describe some of the ideas connected to it, and we'll discuss all that.

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Discussion: Do You Want to Change Your Parents?

When most people think of parenting, they picture changing diapers, messy feeding times, and chasing a screaming child through a crowded grocery store. But parenting goes far beyond the requirements for meeting the basic survival needs of the child, and parents have a significant influence on how children turn out, including their personality, emotional development, and behavioral habits, as well as a host of other factors. It is important for the overall development of children that parents be present enough to support them, and this support fosters confidence and growth in many areas. Here we will discuss the ways parents can impact their children. Are you satisfied with your parents and are you going to be the best parents in the world?

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Discussion: People and their Relationship with Their Bodies in Russia and Abroad

What do you think about your body? Do you like it? Do you think it is important? How do you think other people should view their bodies? Let us think about these and other questions and share our experiences.

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Discussion: Immigration and Integration

We will talk about 6F model and discuss one's expectations while moving to another country(or place in general), ways how to fit into new environment and think if leaving the place you were born is really magic pill that would make your dreams come true. I will also tell about my personal experience adapting in New Zealand.a

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Discussion: Cool or Not Cool

What is cool and what is not? What used to be cool once but now is not, and what's just appeared to be cool? Let's discuss.

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Foreign guest: Julian from Germany

On life, traveling, motorbikes, history and culture, hotel management, dealing with rich clients, minority languages of Russia, and more.

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Discussion: Yarovaya Law

"I was going to make a presentation about freedom of speech, but then Yarovaya's law was passed," one of our residents said.

As you probably know, this law makes it a crime not to report information about crimes, requires telecoms to assist the government to break into encrypted messages, children as young as fourteen are now considered old enough to be locked up, proselytizing, preaching, praying, or disseminating religious materials outside of “specially designated places,” like officially recognized religion institutions are considered a punishable crime.

Let's still talk about freedom of speech and how this law affects it.

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Discussion: Moving to Moscow

The pros and cons of big city life from a former resident of Speak Freely, Iakov Vokhmintsev.

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Q&A about Canada

Having spent about 6 months in Canada, I will share my experience and answer your questions about this North American country. Well, if you have any. If not, you might have questions about France, which I wll try to answer as well. So come prepared :)