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04-18-2008, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by tiredman View Post
The names translated from the russian alphabet seems to be written in french the way we say it in the russian language (and i guess it's the same thing for all languages).

Vladimir Vladimirovich Poutine is the way to write his name in french... if it was "Putin" instead, it wouldn't sound the same to the russian way to say it.

...I just looked at Kovalev name in russian. If we say pronounce his name the way it's written in russian, it would be "Alekseille Kovalev" in french...
Is that why when they drafted AKost they had his name on the jersey as "Kastsitsyn"?

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