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Russian Language Help

Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:43 pm

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Below the Atlant - Soyus letters, there is a phrase, three words to be exact. Can someone tell me what they say ? So far I've come out with "aviacompania private Moscow" but I'm sure I'm way out on my cyrillic alphabet. I'll appreciate the help.
 
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RE: Russian Language Help

Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:58 pm

Aviakompaniya Pravitelstva Moskvy. It means the "Airline of the Government of Moscow," i.e. city government and not the national government. So Pravitelstva actually means the opposite of private!
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RE: Russian Language Help

Thu Sep 08, 2005 4:32 pm

RedChili,

Thank you very much for your quick, helpful and precise answer. You are on my RU list. Again, I appreciate lots.
 
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RE: Russian Language Help

Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:00 pm

Yep, what RedChili said.  Smile
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RE: Russian Language Help

Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:34 pm

Thanks, Flanker, I love the Cyrillic alphabet but my knowledge of it is pretty dim and empirical.

Do they use that alphabet in Bulgaria too ? I recall seeing "Balkan" written in Cyrillic but I am not sure. And by the way, which airline is operating now in Bulgaria? Balkan went the bankrupt route didn't it?
 
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RE: Russian Language Help

Thu Sep 08, 2005 7:05 pm

Bulgaria Air (effectively Balkan's replacement for scheduled services) is due to start services here in Manchester imminently. The TU154Ms which used to operate many Balkan charters into the UK, passed to Hemus Air and are now operated on behalf of Balkan Holidays in an amazing colour scheme!

As a big fan of 154s (my favourite aircraft) I'd love to know what happened to Balkan's early model 154Bs. These were regular visitors to MAN in the '80s. If they were scrapped, where and when were they scrapped?

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RE: Russian Language Help

Thu Sep 08, 2005 11:13 pm

Quoting AR385 (Reply 4):
Thanks, Flanker, I love the Cyrillic alphabet but my knowledge of it is pretty dim and empirical.

Do they use that alphabet in Bulgaria too ? I recall seeing "Balkan" written in Cyrillic but I am not sure. And by the way, which airline is operating now in Bulgaria? Balkan went the bankrupt route didn't it?

yes we use the cyrillic also. :P

Quoting Candid76 (Reply 5):

they are most likely sitting somewhere in Bulgarias desereted airfields. As of right now there are only 4 major airports that handle International flights, if even. Burgas, Varna and Sofia as the main one. But then again i could be wrong, they could have been sold or scrapped somewehre else.

i loved the balkan TU154's.
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