Soviet/Russian
Nicknames for Equipment

Much thanks to Yefim Galkine for helping me with some of the Russian translations below.

RUSSIAN

ENGLISH

RUSSIAN

ENGLISH

Agona


Pantsyr

Shell

Bakhcha


Pchela

Bee

Berdysh

Pole-Axe

Pchelka

Little Bee

Bizon

Bison

Pernach

Multi-vaned Mace

Buk

Beech

Peshka

Pawn

Buratino

Russian Pinocchio Style Hero

Pion

Flowering Plant.
(Paeonia)

Burya

Tempest

Pobeda

Victory

Chayka

Seagull

Podnos


Drozd

Thrush

Prima


Elbrus

Mt. Elbrus

Refleks

Reflex

Ferma

Farm

Ruslan

Male Russian Name

Giatsint

Hyacinth

Rys

Lynx

Gorbatyy

Hunchback

Sani

Sled

Grach

Rook

Schmel

Bumblebee

Grad

Hailstone

Sheksna

Sheksna River

Gran

Edge

Shtora

Shutter or Blind

Groza

Thunder or Thunderstorm

Smelchak

Dare-devil

Gvozdika

Carnation

Smerch

Tornado

Gyurza

Venomous Snake
(Macrovipera lebetina)

Sokol

Falcon

Ilyusha

Il-2 Nickname

Sopka

Fell
(a type of mountain)

Iset


Sorokovka

Forty
(used for a project with 40 in it's name)

Ishak

Jackass

Splav


Iskander


Strela

Arrow

Khrizantema


Suka

Bitch (as in SU-85)

Kiparis

Cypress

Svir

Svir River

Kitolov

Whalecatcher

Tavolga

Meadow Grass

Knut

Knout

Tishina

Silence

Kornet

Cornet

Tochka

Point

Kobra

Cobra

Tor

Torus

Kombat


Tsiklon

Cyclone

Kontakt


Tyulpan

Tulip Tree



Uragan

Hurricane

Koster

Bonfire

Val

Rampart

Krasnopol


Vasilyek

Cornflower

Krug

Circle

Vena


Ksyukha

Variation of a Russian woman's name

Vikhr

Whirlwind

Kub

Cube

Vintorez

Thread Cutter

Lyagushka

Frog

Zvierboy

Animal Killer

Malka

Malka River



Minnyi

Mine



Mriya

Dream (Ukrainian)



Msta

Msta River



Narkom

Minister



Nona

Anemone



Obuvka

Footwear



Oka

Oka River



Okurok

Cigarette Stub