ECG – Electrocardiogram
 GRU – Chief Intelligence Department in Russia
 Kursk – Russian nuclear submarine which was wrecked in the Barenz Sea in 2000
 Kaf·ka Franz, 1883–1924, Austrian novelist and short-story writer, born in Prague.
 Che·lya·binsk - A city of western Siberian Russia, south of Sverdlovsk. Founded in 1736 as a Russian frontier outpost, it is a major metallurgical and industrial center. Poulation, 1,096,000.
 THE TALE OF THE GIRL DARN FISH - reference to Puschkin’s literary work
“The Fairy Tale of The Fisherman and the Golden Fish”
 Skuratov – Chief of repressive machinery under Ivan the Terrible in the 14th century
 Kio - famous Russian magician and conjurer
 Moskino -Administrative body of Moscow city Cinematography
 Goskino - Administrative body of all - Russian State Cinematography
 Bashmet – contemporary Russian musician and composer
 Shura - common Russian name, short for Alexander (also: Shurik, Sasha)
 Blok, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich. 1880-1921. Russian poet. Considered Russia's greatest symbolist poet, he is particularly noted for his lyrics, verse dramas, and long poem The Twelve (1918).
 Blake, William. 1757-1827. British poet and artist whose paintings and poetic works, such as Songs of Innocence (1789) and The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (c. 1790), have a mystical, visionary quality.
 Bo·yar - A member of a class of higher Russian nobility that until the time of Peter I headed the civil and military administration of the country and participated in an early duma.
 Ba·bi Yar - A ravine outside Kiev , the Ukraine where the Jews of the city were killed by German troops in 1941. The massacre is commemorated in Yevgeny Yevtushenko's 1961 poem “Babi Yar.”