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    Help with small translation please?

    So I saw this hat at an antique store, and I'm wondering what the text on it means exactly. That is a socialist symbol in the little emblem thing, so I am curious what the text means.


    Or here:

    http://i554.photobucket.com/albums/jj42 ... 9189-1.jpg

    I have tried online translators, but they don't seem to work at all.

    Help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much!

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    Re: Help with small translation please?

    "ВВМУ" is an abbreviation to "Высшее военно-морское училище", so it says "(Higher) Naval School named after Frunze" (this is a cadet's cap).

    Mikhail Frunze: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Frunze

    * "Higher" is a literal translation, I don't know how to say it in English, or even if it there is an equivalent, because we have a different educational system. The school itself existed in one form or another since 1701.

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    Re: Help with small translation please?

    I think it should be "Frunze Naval Academy". "Higher" means they make lieutenants, not sergeants (or whatever they are called in Navy).
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    Re: Help with small translation please?

    Quote Originally Posted by it-ogo
    I think it should be "Frunze Naval Academy".
    It's semantics.
    Anyway, why would you translate "училище" as "academy"? They are different things, or at least they are different names: there are ВВМУ - "naval schools", and ВВМА - "naval academies".

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    Re: Help with small translation please?

    Quote Originally Posted by gRomoZeka
    It's semantics.
    Anyway, why would you translate "училище" as "academy"? They are different things, or at least they are different names: there are ВВМУ - "naval schools", and ВВМА - "naval academies".
    AFAIK in USA all kinds of military schools making officers are called academies. Though maybe I am wrong.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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