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    while reading 'one day in the life of ivan denisovich' by aleksandr solzhenitsyn and i came across the term 'vasily fyodrich' i dont know wut it means (sorry if its a bad word it does sound offensive) could someoen tell me wut it is

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    mike
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    It sounds like someone's name. Vasily is a man's first name. Fyodor must've been his father.

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    Correct. It's a patronym (middle name). The formal way of addressing people in Russian is that by name and patronym. Vaslily (Василий) is the (first) name; Fyodrich' (or Fyodorovitch; Фёдорович) is the patronym.
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