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Questions related to the correct name selection as well as about name spelling.

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How are the short forms of Russian patronymics formed?

I stumbled upon Nikolaych, which I assume is a short form of Nikolayevich. Do all Russian patronymics have such forms? Is there a simple rule to form them? Please give examples. How are they used in ...
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What are the rules, if any, for naming a city after a person?

Let me start with some examples: Leningrad / Ленинград (today Saint Petersburg / Санкт-Петербург) Leninsk / Ленинск Stalingrad / Сталингрaд​ (today Volgograd / Волгогрaд) Gorky / Горький (today ...
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Why are there so many variants for Russian names?

Russian names have several variants depending on the nature of the relationship between two parties involved in a conversation, formality of the setting, etc. A lady officially named Ekaterina may be ...

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