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Apr 19th 2011 9:32AM Vera means belief in Russian, Sveta and Nadya are the other 2 truely 'Russian' names. most others aren't russian, but just common in Russia. Also, Sasha is short for BOTH Alexander and Alexandra!
Living in moscow, the most common names I come across are (besides the ones your husband nixed):
Oxana, Nastya (Anastasia [an-ahs-sta-SEE-ah), Irina, Masha (Maria), Marina.
Snezhanna is another one I like, but it isn't too common - it means 'snowy.'
Jan 21st 2010 1:12PM "You're holding a book"
Feb 28th 2009 4:42AM 6:00AM - 11:00PM
Nov 24th 2008 3:28PM Besides dressing for the usually chilly plane in something with sleeves, I am never without sandals! faster through the pat down, easier to take off, and your feet don't stink!
Aug 1st 2008 5:20PM Actually, I didn't see the second code option under the Credit card. still works! thanks for the tip!
Aug 1st 2008 5:17PM Either it is the wrong code, or they already 'sold out' of the sale items...
May 25th 2008 2:24AM Actually PECTOPAH is russian for Resturant. It isn't a phonetic transliteration, that would be PECTPAHT.
There is no legal requirement to advertise your restaurant in Russian, there is a popular cafe near Kitai-gorod (OLD town, not china town) called Enjoy, no other name listed.
Feb 18th 2008 4:31AM I've been living/travelling in Russia for the past 2 years, and I've never seen anyone count money as shown in the film. Most Russians count money like they do in the US.
Also, while I was in Kuwait, almost EVERYONE counted money like you showed happens in Japan.
Aug 16th 2007 5:28PM Here here to that! We have enough great people, and you just didn't make the list (that means you bad cali driver!).
Our Urban Growth Boundry means every new resident makes Portland much denser and worse much faster (in the UGB zoning can be R64 apartments... outside R1 maximum, but you pay for that land!!!). We eliminated urban sprawl, but at the cost of limiting growth.