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I collect buttons and have acquired a set of Russian buttons. Can anyone help me with translating them? This is an imgur gallery of the buttons. Clicking on an image will zoom in. The numbers are consistent from photo to photo. Thanks for your help!
posted by sacrifix to Writing & Language (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
I recognize number 11 as Aeroflot, the Russian airline.
posted by jquinby at 1:57 PM on April 28


...as is number 2.
posted by jquinby at 1:58 PM on April 28


10 is Novgorod
posted by soelo at 2:07 PM on April 28


1- Yaroslavl
6 - Ulyanovsk
9 - Universiade
15 - Rybinsk
posted by Bentobox Humperdinck at 2:07 PM on April 28


The CCCP in #1 is the Russian abbreviation for USSR

3 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolomenskoye is across the bottom
Museum Reserve Church Ascension is the left, top and right sides in order - likely the "Church of the Ascension in Kolomenskoye"
posted by soelo at 2:17 PM on April 28


#7 seems to be Moscow Luzhniki Stadium
posted by Tequila Mockingbird at 2:19 PM on April 28


4 - "Be Ready for Labour and Defence of the USSR"
posted by soelo at 2:19 PM on April 28


1. Yaroslavl (small text: Volkov Theater)
2. Aeroflot (small text: TU-144)
3. Kolomenskoye Church of the Ascension
4. BGTO ("Be Ready for Labor and Defense of the USSR")
5. text is not Russian
6. Ulyanovsk
7. Moscow Luzhniki Stadium
8. no text
9. Universiade
10. Novgorod
11. Aeroflot
12. Turkmen SSR
13. acronym that stands for Yaroslavl Fuel Equipment Factory (it makes carburetors, fuel injectors, and other things that run on gasoline)
14. acronym that stands for All-Union Central Council of Trade Unions; International Competition, Rostov-on-Don
15. Rybinsk
posted by danceswithlight at 2:23 PM on April 28 [3 favorites]


5. text is not Russian

I believe that is Armenian, but not sure what it says.
posted by Kabanos at 2:38 PM on April 28 [1 favorite]


Well go figure. It says "Armenia".
posted by Kabanos at 2:48 PM on April 28 [2 favorites]


Thanks everybody!
posted by sacrifix at 3:42 PM on April 28


If you're ever in Seattle, there's a table at the Fremont Sunday Market that has thousands of these.
posted by humboldt32 at 8:44 PM on April 28 [1 favorite]


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