GLOSSARY OF RUSSIAN TERMS

Komandirovka Sostradaniya - Mission of Mercy

Vidmorya (pron: Veed-mohr-YAH) - Seaview

Narodnii - People's

Institut - Institute

Morskovo - Marine

Issledovaniya - Research

Narodnii Institut (pron: Na-ROHD-nee Een-stee-TOOT) - People's Institute

Starshii Pomoshchnik - Executive Officer

Komandir (pron: Ko-mahn-DEER) Commander

Admiral (pron: Ahd-mee-RAHL) - Admiral (Just think of Ed Asner and cringe!)

Nyet - no

ser - sir

Da - yes

Kapitan (pron: Kah-pee-TAHN) - Captain

Mladshii Leitenant - Ensign

Ti yevo slishala - You heard him

Speshee - Hurry! or Move it!

Khorosho - Good, or OK

Izvineetye - Excuse me

Spasibo - Please

Nadia - diminutive form of Nadezhda

Misha - Diminutive form of Mikhail

Rossinov/Rossinova - Masculine and feminine forms of same surname