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#1 Foss

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 01:18 PM

Hi all.

Asking for help please translating the Cyrillic hand written paper label glued to the case lid on a set of WWII Russian 6x30s, 1945.

Would love to know what it says. Thank you very kindly!

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 02:13 PM

A-T Tanzev

 

The name of the owner. I think Tanzev = Dancer?


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Posted 17 November 2020 - 02:18 PM

Or “Tanchev”.... but most likely a name.

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Posted 17 November 2020 - 02:25 PM

I think "Tanchev" is correct.


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Posted 17 November 2020 - 04:10 PM

"L-t" (Abbreviated "Lieutenant") Tanchev. Military rank and surname of the owner.


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Posted 17 November 2020 - 05:11 PM

https://woords.su/fu...urnames/tanchev

"Tanchev is a Russian, Bulgarian, Azerbaijani or Jewish male surname."

 

Now in this case likely he is not Bulgarian?

 

The only Soviet Lt. Tanchev I could find was Vladimir Martynovich killed in 1943. But considering the bino is from 1945 maybe one of the other 38 and he got promoted afterward and is listed under a higher rank? Most of the 38 Tanchev's in the list didn't survive WWII.


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Posted 17 November 2020 - 05:26 PM

Now in this case likely he is not Bulgarian?

Most likely the other way around, because this surname most closely resembles the Bulgarian.


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Posted 17 November 2020 - 06:05 PM

Lt.  Tanchev

 

Thank you everyone. I never would have imagined.

Kind regards and in appreciation,

 

~ Foss


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Posted 24 November 2020 - 05:13 PM

Hi everybody. Russian is my native language.

 

It clearly says "Lieutenant Tanchev".

Lieutenant is abbreviated to the first and last letter "l-t", this is the standard abbreviation for the rank of Lieutenant in Russia (and USSR).
Tanchev - really sounds like a Bulgarian last name and, perhaps, there are many people in Bulgaria with this last name, I don't know. But for Russia, too, this is an absolutely common last name that is found among Russians, although not very often. At school I had a classmate Tanchev.


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Posted 24 November 2020 - 05:20 PM

Hi everybody. Russian is my native language.

It clearly says "Lieutenant Tanchev".
Lieutenant is abbreviated to the first and last letter "l-t", this is the standard abbreviation for the rank of Lieutenant in Russia (and USSR).
Tanchev - really sounds like a Bulgarian last name and, perhaps, there are many people in Bulgaria with this last name, I don't know. But for Russia, too, this is an absolutely common last name that is found among Russians, although not very often. At school I had a classmate Tanchev.

Hi I am Bulgarian and I can confirm the written by Shelendorus. Lieutenant Tanchev sounds quite Bulgarian, but may be Russian as well.
It will be interesting if you can trace back the history of this bino :-). Who knows who the real guy was...

The written is absolutely ciorrect in Bulgarian as well, and bear in mind that on 6th of September 1944 the Soviet Red army occupied the Tsardom of Bulgaria. More in details: after that the Bulgarian army was sent against the Germans in Serbia and Hungary and a new "ERA" began for my fatherland for 45 years that we still can not cope with well in 2020 ;-).

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