Russians Are Here

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Well, Russians are already here. They are riding among us, using our car plates with the secret Russian words embedded into them. The one above starts this series of Russian American Car Plates. It says “I’am first b*tches!”, this slangy phrase came from commenting habits to real life. So we put him first.

Sometimes they use only Latin alphabet letters, sometimes use tricks to use Latin letters or even numbers for a Cyrillic letter substitute, thus looking ambiguous for simple Americans but very obvious for any Russian meeting such a plate on the road causing him to understand that this is his fellow immigrant guy is driving ahead. We gonna decipher some of those secret messages American Russians are putting on their plates down there:

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“Zakon” – “The Law”. Looks like he works in some penitentiary organization – look at that fence on the background.

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“Armenyn” – “An Armenian”. This guy is obviously from Armenia, ex USSR part.

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No translation is needed, though its pretty vague what did he want to say us.

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“SOTONA” – “The Satan”. He is an atheist!

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“STERVA” – “The B*tch”. Well, she probably is.

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“BUMER” – In Russia they call BMW cars with this word, so he just states that he owns one.

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“Sam Ham” – “You are rude yourself!” Probably is helpful after a bad maneuver on the road.

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“Egoistka” – “The Egoist Lady”. Who isn’t?

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“PCHELKA” – “The little bee”. Doesn’t look like the little one.

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“Gruzin” – “The Georgian”. The descendant of this “now-in-every-news-report” ex USSR part.

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“Uzbechka” – “The Uzbekistanian Lady”. This is where Borat came from. Is this his wife?

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“Odessit” – “I am from Odessa”. Odessa was a city in Southern USSR, now it’s Ukraine.

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“Ah Odecca” – “Oh, Odessa!”. They say that there are a lot of Russian came from this Odessa city.

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“Herson 1” – Herson is another Ukrainian city.

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“Pizdets” this one is a rude word, meaning something like “All is f*cked up!”.

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“Uzbek” – “An Uzbekistanian”. Borat himself?

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“Babnik” – “Lover-boy”. He lets know all the ladies who he is.

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“NEHUEVO” – Another rude phrase. Something like “No so f*cking bad”. Probably he means that riding this brand new Range Rover is not so bad. Russian mafia!?

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“Alla7777” – Alla is a Russian name. And this particular Alla is fond of sevens.

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“Romka” – diminutive form of Russian name “Roman”. Like Roman Abramovich, you can call him Romka if you meet him.

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“Tank” – This old 4Runner is as brutal as a tank.

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“Chukcha” – Chukchas are Russian side Eskimos people name, they live on the other side of the Bering strait and were governed by Romka.

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“Vse Sam” – “I do all by myself”. If it’s really ALL then poor thing he is.

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“Semen” – Another Russian male name.

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“Kareta” – the carriage, in it’s medieval meaning.

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“Tormoza” – “Brakes”. Often is used as a rude word for the “slow-thinking” or “slow-acting” people in Russian. Like “You are to slow – so you are a brake”.

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“Zubchik” – “A small teeth”, that’s probably his nickname.

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“Sidi doma” – “Sit at home!”.

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“Vezet mne!” – “I am lucky!”. Well, doesn’t look like, with the car like that.

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“Tiraspol” – Another city name from Ukraine.

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“1 Nomer” – “The Number One”, another first one.

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“Svetochka” – the diminutive form of Russian female name “Svetlana”. And yes, they use “4” as Russian sound “ch” in Russian Latin typing often, especially in Internet slang.

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“Nosik” – “The small nose”. Sometimes people are strange, putting such things on their plates. Though it could be a second name as well as a nickname.

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“S SSSR” – “S USSR”, probably “From USSR”.

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“75Odessa” Another Odessa city lover.

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“Masyanya” – A Russian cartoon hero, teenage junkie girl from St. Petersburg.

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“Sahara” – the Sahara Desert.

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“Zoechka” – diminutive from Zoya – another female name from Russia.

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“Vovochka” – diminutive from “Vladimir”. You know whom you can call that way.

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“Erevan” – the capital of Armenia.

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“Maechka” – diminutive from Maya – another Russian lady name.

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“Allachka” – and one more diminutive form of a female Russian name.

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And again that “Not f*cking bad!” sign. This one is not very appropriate – the old BMW X5 is not cool, is it?

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“Lada Auto”. This is not LADA!

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“Alena NY”. Alena is a form of Elena Russian name, and she is probably from NY.

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“Ohrana” – “The Guards”. Does he works in a guard?

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“Strah” – “Fear”. Fear him not.

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“Inuska” – diminutive from Inna Russian girl name.

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“Lenochka” – diminutive from Elena.

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“Maximka” – diminutive from Russian male name “Maxim” or “Max”, though this car, Nissan Maxima, and probably it was used as an endearing name for the car.

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“Zdorovo” – “Very cool!”. Is it really?

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And the last one – “Vezdehod” “An off-roader”

Those are only a few ones, there are much more of those hidden Russian words on plates in the streets, probably your city too.

89 thoughts on “Russians Are Here”

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    • Nobody wants to have semen on their plates, except maybe some rare exotic pervs.

      ‘Семён’ must be transliterated as ‘Semyon’ (‘yo’ stressed when pronounced), not ‘semen’.

  2. Предпоследнея фотка может читатьця “здОрово”, а может “здорОво”. Или оно с а пишется? Не помню блин…

    • Absolutely correct. 🙂
      The word ‘zdorovo’ can be read either as zd0rovo (first ‘o’ stressed), which means ‘great, terrific’, or zdor0vo (second ‘o’ stressed), which is a form of ‘wassup’ or ‘hi ya’. It depends on context. 😀

  3. This behavior is not limited to Russians. My uncle, who emigrated to USA in 1969 after Soviets occupied Czechoslovakia, has a plate saying “PLZEN” on one of his Corvettes.
    Plzen is Czech city he comes from.

  4. niektóre są polskie. Najpierw sie dobrze zorientujcie a potem piszcie, gdyz z tego co widać to amerykanie nawet nie wiedza gdzie leży Europa a Polska to już wogóle.

  5. I see the “Gruz1n” Infinity practically every single day in Brooklyn, along with “MAXIMKA”.. in fact MAXIMKA has changed 4-5 cars in the last two years or so.. starting with a new Infiniti and finishing off with some beat up old Nissan. Fun.

  6. Satan worshipers are not atheist. Satan worshipers believe in the physical world and it´s pleasures or are just nuts and do not understand the evolution of theology or of the Devil. ( long story, read up on it ). Atheism, as an explicit position, can be either the affirmation of the nonexistence of gods, or the rejection of theism. It is also defined more broadly as synonymous with any form of nontheism, including the simple absence of belief in deities. So, atheist are open to academics on the subject but not to some ridiculous fairy tale story to explain why we are here. Theology is not the same as science.

  7. Tiraspol is not in Ukraine, thats the capital of Transnistria. Although let’s just say it is the second largest city of Moldova as no country in the world accepts the existence of Transnistria. Btw, they make hell a lot of weapons there, i guess it’s just another maffia guy with this kind of license plate, although Nissan is not a typical maffia car :).

  8. – “The Satan”. He is an atheist!

    Atheists do not believe in any God or supreme force,it doesn’t means that atheists worships Satan

  9. TRANSLATIONS AND THEIR CONTEXTUAL BACKGROUND ARE WRONG!
    UZBEKISTAN IS NOT KAZAKHSTAN THAT BORAT CLAIMS ORIGIN OF
    SOTONA “THE SATAN” JUST LIKE 1HAX COME FROM THE INTERNET SLANG OF THE RUNET (RUSSIAN INTERNET) HAVING SECONDARY MEANINGS RATHER THAN PLAIN OLD SATAN.

    DO YOUR HOMEWORK FIRST

    COOL PLATES AND GOOD JOB ON COLLECTING IT NONETHELESS

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  11. Something is wrong in photo #1. It looks like the car actually levitates, it’s wheels doesn’t touch the ground. Looks at the shadow it casts.

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  13. At gieroy: You aren’t very bright, are ya?

    It’s obvious to the most casual of observers that on photo #1 the sun is shining from behind (hence the glare from the liscence plate and tail lights).

    That means that the shadow you are referring to is from another object (likely a car from which the pic was taken) directly behind the infinity.

    The shadow of the infinity in question would therefore be cast directly forward and cannot be seen from this angle.

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  16. There is a an auto place in Brooklyn called Lada Auto, they sell cars there and it is being run by a Russian. It is located on the corner of McDonald Avenue and Quentin Road.

    BCE CAM is a Russian marketing company or something like that in Brooklyn. The car’s owner is probably the owner of the company.

  17. I love how the author says “Russians drive our American cars”. In fact most of the cars are from Europe and Japan. Russians are smart; they select quality!

  18. There’s a lot of Odessa plates in NY because Little Odessa is located there, near Brighton Beach. My friend’s parents have two cars. Their plates are CKOPA and XPEH.

  19. lol )
    MAE4KA isn’t a name of Maya, we haven’t here girls with name something like Maya

    MAE4KA means something like small t-shirt

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