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Can anyone translate this Russian?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Andy Anderson, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. Andy Anderson

    Andy Anderson Second Unit

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    I came across a pocket watch that seems to be a commemmorative watch that celebrates victory in WWII. I did some searching, and it would seem that it is made by a company called Molnija. I actually found a website that has this watch on their page, but it doesn't translate the Russian inscriptions. Can anyone help me out?

    Pocket Watch Front

    Pocket Watch Back

    This is the link to the description page--the watch is #PW-008 "Medal of Victory", about halfway down the page.
    Molnija Pocket Watches (scroll to PW-008)

    Thanks for any help y'all can provide!

    Andy
     
  2. Matt_M

    Matt_M Stunt Coordinator

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    The Russian writing is best translated into English as World War 2. "Great National (War)"
    The date is 1941 instead of 1939 because that's when the Germans attacked Russia.
     
  3. Rex Bachmann

    Rex Bachmann Screenwriter

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    The front: "USSR ---Victory (pobeda)"
    The back: "The great patriotic (otechestvennaiia) (War = voiná) 1941-1945"; which is what the Soviets/Russians called WWII.
     
  4. Andy Anderson

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    Very cool, guys. Thank you.
    (God, I love this forum.)

    Andy
     

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