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I will post here the cyrillic alphabet for future translations. Maybe its helpful.

Cyrillic = Roman

A a (ah) = A a

Б б (beh) = B b

В в (vey) = V v

Г г (gey) = G g

Д д (dey) = D d

E e (yey) = E e

Ё (yo) = ё

Ж ж (zheh) = Zh

З з (zeh) = Z z

И и (ee) = I i

Й й (ee kratkoye) = (short) I

К к (kah) = K k

Л л (el) = L l

M м (em) = M m

H н (en) = N n

O о (aw) = O o

П п (pey) = P p

P р(ehr) = R r

C с (ess) = S s

T т(tey) = T t

У у (oo) = U u

Ф ф (ef) = F f

X х (khah) = Kh

Ц ц (tseh) = Ts

Ч ч (cheh) = Ch

Ш ш (shah) = Sh

Щ щ (shchah) = Shch

Ъ ъ (tvyawrdy znak) = ?

Ы ы (yerih) = Y

ь Ь (miakhky znak) = ?

Э э (eh) = Eh

Ю ю (yoo) = iu

Я я (yah) = ia

Here are a few links with the cyrillic alphabet, also in handwritten form:

http://www.colby.edu/library/collections/t...p/Cyrillic.html

http://www.friends-partners.org/oldfriends...n-alphabet.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyrillic_alphabet

http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Track/7635/alphabet.html

http://www.alphadictionary.com/rusgrammar/alphabet.html

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I've pinned this up top so those of us without the computer ability to type in Cyrillic can copy and paste letters in threads.

I'll plunk in some complete words or abbreviations so those can be copy pasted all at once. If you can think of any others to add to a "ready made" list, add them below, and I will put them in here in the alphabetical list. For typing in a thread, I recommend copy pasting Gerd's entire alphabet above, pasting it into your thread, and then you can plunk in one letter at a a time without going back and forth editing endlessly. Just remember to DELETE the alaphabet out of your post when you're done!!!

Abbreviations:

KGB = КГБ

MGB = MГБ

MVD = MВД

Narkomat = Haркомaт

NKGB = HКГБ

NKVD = HКВД

OGPU = OГПУ

SMERSH = CMEPШ

See what I mean about copying/pasting the alphabet into the reply you want to type something Cyrillic into on a thread? ---->

A a (ah) = A a

Б б (beh) = B b

В в (vey) = V v

Г г (gey) = G g

Д д (dey) = D d

E e (yey) = E e

Ё (yo) = ё

Ж ж (zheh) = Zh

З з (zeh) = Z z

И и (ee) = I i

Й й (ee kratkoye) = (short) I

К к (kah) = K k

Л л (el) = L l

M м (em) = M m

H н (en) = N n

O о (aw) = O o

П п (pey) = P p

P р(ehr) = R r

C с (ess) = S s

T т(tey) = T t

У у (oo) = U u

Ф ф (ef) = F f

X х (khah) = Kh

Ц ц (tseh) = Ts

Ч ч (cheh) = Ch

Ш ш (shah) = Sh

Щ щ (shchah) = Shch

Ъ ъ (tvyawrdy znak) = ?

Ы ы (yerih) = Y

ь Ь (miakhky znak) = ?

Э э (eh) = Eh

Ю ю (yoo) = iu

Я я (yah) = ia

This is how I am going up and down copy pasting one letter at a time making the most common abbreviations/slash words we will use, so that way we can just copy click a complete abbreviation or word faster. jumping.gif

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January - Январь

February - Февраль

March - Март

April - Апрель

May - Май

June - Июнь

July - Июль

August - Август

September - Сентябрь

October - Окртябрь

November - Ноябрь

December - Декабрь

Winter - Зима

Spring - Весна

Summer - Лето

Autumn - Осень

Monday - понедельник

Tuesday - вторник

Wednesday - среда

Thursday - четверг

Friday - пятница

Saturday - суббота

Sunday - воскресенье

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армия - Army

корпус - Corps

дивизия - Division

полк - Regiment

батальон - Battalion

рота - Company

взвод - Platoon

отряд - Detachment

войска специального назначения - special operations forces (Спецназ - Spetsnaz)

отряд (войск) специального назначения - Spetsnaz detachment

отряд милиции особого назначения (ОМОН) - Militia Special Purpose Detachment

Военно-воздушные силы - Air Force (ВВС - VVS)

Воздушно-десантные войска - Airborne Forces (ВДВ - VDV)

Военно-морской флот - Navy (ВМФ - VMF)

Противовоздушная оборона - Air Defense (ПВО - PVO)

Ракетные войска стратегического назначения - Strategic Rocket Forces (РВСН - RVSN)

and so on, and so on, and so on...

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cosinus   

Ха Ха Ха Молодцы!!! :D:D I thought I joined Military Interest Club but actually Transformational Linguistics!!!

I share your problems: the same with me when I try to decode N.Korean hieroglyphs...

If you have problems with Russian just contact me or other Russian guys in the club and you will save your time!

Dima

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This is cool! It is like a language class. What are the rules of sentance formations and what are the verb conjugations?

Best, Sal

* * * * *

Hello Sal

I'm pretty new here, and I always have trouble telling when someone is asking a question in jest or is really serious. I'm also a beginning-level student of Russian.

Just in case you were serious in asking the above, you could do a lot worse than http://www.alphadictionary.com/rusgrammar/ . There are a bunch of conversational Russian sites on the web, but this one is more or less devoted to Russian grammar.

Sentence formation is pretty loose in ordinary usage. You can mimic English in subject-verb-predicate formation, but it will not sound like ordinary Russian usage. It's the six cases that really give meaning to Russian. And there are no articles, which takes some getting used to. Only three tenses, though, which kind of evens things out.

Try googling "Russian grammar". There are a LOT of useful sites. Check out several of them.

I enjoy learning, speaking and even writing Russian to the extent I can, which is rudimentary. I hope you decide to study it. I just thought that since no one had answered your question yet, I would give it a try.

Chuck

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Danny   

I'm pretty fluent in Russian so if you need translation for something, just ask in the thread and I'll be more than happy to translate.

Rusty.

As always Rusty, thanks for your help. it is much appreciated.

I also use ImTranslator Prompt Online 2.1 to do some translation. Although not exhaustive, it assists and it is free.

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There are several online translators that I use myself.

Usually I'm not too fond of typing in Russian using English keyboard and it's much faster to have it pre-done by the computer.

I've noticed several online translators have diferent engines translating which gives different output.

I use 2 to get it into Russian and then correct into one which is still faster than looking at a keyboard layout and doing it one letter at a time...

I think it's time to invest into a Russian keyboard!

Rusty.

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Danny   

ImTranslator Prompt Online 2.1 comes with a built-in virtual keyboard. You choose the language and use the virtual keyboard by clicking the letters with the mouse.

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Gerd,

Thank you for pinning the Cyrillic alphabet to this forum. It's a BIG help for someone like me. I cannot read, write or speak Russian. Now I can decipher some of my documents, etc.

WELL DONE my friend!!! :beer:

Doc

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Glad, you could use it Doc :beer:

Cyrillic Names of Orders and Medals of the USSR:

Orders:

Order of Lenin = Орден Ленина

Order of the October Revolution = Орден Октябрьской Революции

Order of the Red Banner = Орден Красного Знамени

Order of Suvorov = Орден Суворова

Order of Kutuzov = Орден Кутузова

Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky = Орден Богдана Хмельницкого

Order of Alexander Nevsky = Орден Александра Невского

Order of Ushakov = Орден Ушакова

Order of Nakhimov = Орден Нахимова

Order of the Patriotic war = Орден Отечественной войны

Order of the Red Star = Орден Красной Звезды

Order of Glory = Орден Славы

Order of the Red Banner of Labor = Орден Трудового Красного Знамени

Order of the Badge of Honor = Орден "Знак Почета"

Order of Friendship of Peoples = Орден Дружбы Народов

Order for Service in the... = Орден "За службу Родине в ВС СССР"

Order of Labor Glory = Орден Трудовой Славы

Order for Personal Courage = Орден "За личное мужество"

Order of Maternal Glory = Орден "Материнская Слава"

Medals:

Medal for Distinguished Labor = Медаль "За трудовую доблесть"

Medal for Valiant Labor = Медаль "За трудовое отличие"

Medal Veteran of Labor = Медаль "Ветеран труда"

Medal for Bravery = Медаль "За отвагу"

Comb...ahem Military Merit Medal = Медаль "За боевые заслуги"

Ushakov Medal = Медаль Ушакова

Nakhimov Medal = Медаль Нахимова

Partisan Medal = Медаль "Партизану Отечественной войны"

Medal Guarding the State Border = Медаль "За отличие в охране государственной границы СССР"

Medal for Distinguished Mil.Ser. = Медаль "За отличие в воинской службе"

Medal Veteran of the Armed Forces = Медаль "Ветеран Вооруженных Сил СССР"

Medal for Strengthening Military... = Медаль "За укрепление боевого содружества"

Medal Defense of Leningrad = Медаль "За оборону Ленинграда"

Medal Defense of Moscow = Медаль "За оборону Москвы"

Medal Defense of Odessa = Медаль "За оборону Одессы"

Medal Defense of Sevastopol = Медаль "За оборону Севастополя"

Medal Defense of Stalingrad = Медаль "За оборону Сталинграда"

Medal Defense of Kiev = Медаль "За оборону Киева"

Medal Defense of the Caucasus = Медаль "За оборону Кавказа"

Medal Defense of the Soviet Polar Reg. = Медаль "За оборону Советского Заполярья"

Medal Victory over Germany = Медаль "За победу над Германией в Великой Отечественной войне 1941-1945 гг"

Medal Victory over Japan = Медаль "За победу над Японией"

Medal Capture of Budapest = Медаль "За взятие Будапешта"

Medal Capture of Koenigsberg = Медаль "За взятие Кенигсберга"

Medal Capture of Vienna = Медаль "За взятие Вены"

Medal Capture of Berlin = Медаль "За взятие Берлина"

Medal Liberation of Belgrade = Медаль "За освобождение Белграда"

Medal Liberation of Warsaw = Медаль "За освобождение Варшавы"

Medal Liberation of Prague = Медаль "За освобождение Праги"

Medal for Valiant Labor in GPW... = Медаль "За доблестный труд в Великой Отечественной войне 1941-1945 гг"

Medal for the Restoration of the BME = Медаль "За восстановление предприятий черной металлургии юга"

Medal for the Restoration of the DCM = Медаль "За восстановление угольных шахт Донбасса"

Medal for the Development of VL = Медаль "За освоение целинных земель"

Medal for the Construction of the BAM = Медаль "За строительство Байкало-Амурской магистрали"

Medal for Development of the NBE Reg... = Медаль "За преобразование Нечерноземья РСФСР"

Medal for Development of the PC of WS = Медаль "За освоение недр и развитие нефтегазового комплекса Западной Сибири"

Medal for Preservation of Public Order = Медаль "За отличную службу по охране общественного порядка"

Medal for Bravery in a Fire = Медаль "За отвагу на пожаре"

Medal for Saving Life from Drowning = Медаль "За спасение утопающих"

100 years Lenin Birthday Medal = Юбилейная медаль "За доблестный труд (За воинскую доблесть). В ознаменование 100-летия со дня рождения Владимира Ильича Ленина"

Medal 20 years Victory in GPW = Юбилейная медаль "Двадцать лет победы в Великой Отечественной войне 1941-1945 гг."

Medal 30 years Victory in GPW = Юбилейная медаль "Тридцать лет победы в Великой Отечественной войне 1941-1945 гг."

Medal 40 years Victory in GPW = Юбилейная медаль "Сорок лет победы в Великой Отечественной войне 1941-1945 гг."

Medal 20 years RKKA = Юбилейная медаль "ХХ лет Рабоче-Крестьянской Красной Армии"

Medal 30 years soviet army and navy = Юбилейная медаль "30 лет Советской Армии и Флота"

Medal 40 years armed forces of the ussr = Юбилейная медаль "40 лет Вооруженных Сил СССР"

Medal 50 years armed forces of the ussr = Юбилейная медаль "50 лет Вооруженных Сил СССР"

Medal 60 years armed forces of the ussr = Юбилейная медаль "60 лет Вооруженных Сил СССР"

Medal 70 years armed forces of the ussr = Юбилейная медаль "70 лет Вооруженных Сил СССР"

Medal 50 years soviet militia = Юбилейная медаль "50 лет советской милиции"

Medal 800 years Moscow = Медаль "В память 800-летия Москвы"

Medal 250 years Leningrad = Медаль "В память 250-летия Ленинграда"

Medal 1500 years Kiev = Медаль "В память 1500-летия Киева"

Motherhood Medal = Медаль "Медаль материнства"

1st class = I степени

2nd class = II степени

3rd class = III степени

(cyrillic names from www.mondvor.narod.ru )

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Thanks, Gerd. You've given us a very useful quick reference list. How many times I have wished the Red Bible had included the real names of all these awards!! I shall now print this out and glue it inside the back cover.

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amyagkiy   

Ха Ха Ха Молодцы!!! :D:D I thought I joined Military Interest Club but actually Transformational Linguistics!!!

I share your problems: the same with me when I try to decode N.Korean hieroglyphs...

If you have problems with Russian just contact me or other Russian guys in the club and you will save your time!

Dima

I also would be glad to help with translations/interpretations from Russian, Ukrainian and Polish to English or in rewerse.

Alex

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Thanks, I will be sure to. Gerd said that youhave some tips on displaying medals. I am just starting out and I just dont know how to display my fleging collection. Any tips would be appreciated.

Cheers

Tom

Edited by Tom Green

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Hello Tom,

You are Welcome!! What type of medals and/or badges are you trying to display? What type of display case are you going to use? Let me know and I'll help you from start to finish!!!

Gerd, Thank you for the referrence!!

:beer: Doc

Edited by Riley1965

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Hey Doc. Gerd (my medal collecting guru) said that he uses IKEA frames. He attaches some silk on the background and drills holes in the pressed-wood backplate. In another frame he has a medal and a ribbonbar pressed agains the glass holding them there. He also says that he has another frame called a RIBBA he uses. At the moment i have Medal for the 100th Anniversary of Lenin?s Birth, Medal for Veterans of Labour, Engineering Institute graduate, circa 1950s-60s, Combined Arms Specialist, Master, 1960s-80s, 60 Years of the Armed Forces of the USSR, 50 years Anniversary badge of the

Liberation of the Ukraine and three other medals that i am yet to indentify. They are all in a shoebox and that doesn't do justice to the medals. If I am unable to buy them I could always make them myself (i'm pretty nifty with my hands).

Cheers,

Tom

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