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comment Word for getting service from friends/family unofficially
Same as for "nepotism" - one could use to describe phenomena but wouldn't say "we have cronyism in that factory".
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Well, "nepotism" is a related term but it is a term to describe phenomena related to svyazi, but I suppose you'd never say "I have nepotism in that University, I ask them not to expel you so quickly", but svyazi meaning having friend working there which could push some buttons suits here.
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@Martha yes, "back-stair influence" sound like very close explanation of what having a "связи" actually do.
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@Robin, "связи" is plural for "связь", which have a lot of meanings like connection, communication, tie, link, bond and so on. Just it has mentioned meaning only in plural form.
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@MattЭллен thank you, just it makes a little difference, "связи" isn't a getting help from friend but having friends working somewhere which could help. I've tried to update question.
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