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34068Re: Ukrainian/ Russian Army records

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  • Laurence
    Sep 3, 2010
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      Date Format:


      In Europe, dates are expressed in short form as:


      day.month.year


      In the US, dates are expressed in short form as:


      month/day/year


      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calendar_date


      Oh, what problems that can sometimes cause.

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      Lavrentiy



      --- In GaliciaPoland-Ukraine@yahoogroups.com, "Laurence" <Lkrupnak@...> wrote:
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      > Lolly Kozak wrote:
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      > > Major-General (02/07/1943 d). He was awarded the Red Banner (1940), the Order of Lenin (1943).
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      > **********
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      > Lolly,
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      > The original text in Russian is:
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      > Ãåíåðàë-ìàéîð (7.02.1943 ã.). Íàãðàæäåí îðäåíîì Áîåâîãî Êðàñíîãî Çíàìåíè (1940 ã.), îðäåíîì Ëåíèíà (1943 ã.).
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      > The ã. is abbreviation for year. The translation should be simply 02/07/1943 because English readers know that a date is being expressed. Kiril was promoted to a Major-General on that date.
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      > _______
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      > Lavrentiy
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