Kim and Krarmiya

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Kim was a boys’ name in the Soviet Union, and not because there were a lot of Koreaphiles or people who liked the name Kimberly. It means “Communist Youth Internationale,” derived from the elements Kommunisticheskiy Internatsional Molodyozhi. The female form was Kima.

Krarmiya means “Red Army,” derived from the elements Krasnaya Armiya.

Sources consulted:

http://panzercentral.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=96&t=36301 (penultimate post)

http://www.namenerds.com/uucn/listofweek/soviet.html

http://horo.mail.ru/namesecret/

http://www.devichnik.ru/9810/imia.html (male)

http://www.devichnik.ru/9805/imia.html (female)

http://vse-imena.com/

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