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    Masha Marries!

    Maria Butyskaya has married. This link will take you to a link to the Russian article, plus a translation:

    http://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/showthread.php?t=41638

    Mazel Tov and much happiness to the new couple.

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    I hope the 2 will be very happy together.

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    Good for her! I've always loved the Russian Diva and hopefully this one won't get her car blown up... (ok, that was wrong...)

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    Ok, now just what is "Masha"? I keep hearing it. Some nickname for her or for the name "Maria"?

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    Most Slavic, Russian included, names have a shorter version of it. It is a diminutive form, not a nickname.

    Masha is the diminutive of Maria. Sasha is the diminutive of Alexandra or Alexander.

    Congrats and mazel tov, BTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by STL_Blues_fan View Post
    Most Slavic, Russian included, names have a shorter version of it. It is a diminutive form, not a nickname.

    Masha is the diminutive of Maria. Sasha is the diminutive of Alexandra or Alexander.
    OK, thanks. So kind of like "Dick" and "Richard", I presume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
    Ok, now just what is "Masha"? I keep hearing it. Some nickname for her or for the name "Maria"?
    Potatos

    Sorry RD, just had to do it . Nickname for Maria.

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    I dunno. And yeah, Potatoes..."Masha" just sounds really...umm...different to me, I guess. I prefer Maria myself.

    And what do they call that Yagudin guy again? Seems like there's a nickname/diminuitive (sp) for every Russian name, it seems.

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    In Russian, Masha is 4 letters, whereas Maria or Mar'ya is 5. So it is shorter!

    But yes, it is also meant to be an endearing vesion of your name. That's what your friends and family would call you, and if you are a child, everybody calls you that.

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