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THE NAMES OF THE CHARACTERS IN THE BOOK

Grigóry [Grísha] Mihálovitch Litvínov.

Tat-yana [Tanya] Petróvna Shestóv.

Kapitolína Márkovna.

Rostisláv Bambáev.

Semyón Yákovlevitch Voroshílov.

Stepán Nikoláevitch Gubar-yóv.

Matróna Semyónovna Suhántchikov.

Tit Bindásov.

Pish-Tchálkin.

Sozónt Ivánitch Potúgin.

Irína Pávlovna Osínin.

Valerián Vladímirovitch Ratmírov.


In transcribing the Russian names into English —

a has the sound of a in father

e has the sound of a in pane.

i has the sound of ee.

u has the sound of oo.

y is always consonantal except when it is the last letter of a word.

g is always hard.

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