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An example use of читать in a speech by a native speaker of standard russian:
“… кто он такой будете читать журнале сразу …”
the word читать occurs in russian on average 122 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.