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SS Tsiolkovsky NCC-53911 dedication plaque

"K.E Tsiolkovskiy": Cyrillic writing on the SS Tsiolkovsky

Russian was a language spoken on the planet Earth, originating in the nation-state of Russia, and which was also the dominant language of the USSR. The alphabet it was written in was called "Cyrillic". A notable speaker of this language was Pavel Chekov.

Mission patches for early Earth space missions might sometimes mention the names of Russian astronauts in Cyrillic. Astronauts getting such a treatment included Yuri Gidzenko, Sergei Krikalev, and Valeri Tokarev.

When the USS Enterprise encountered a Melkotian buoy in 2268, it spoke to the crew in their native languages, which included Russian, as heard by Pavel Chekov. (TOS: "Spectre of the Gun")

Upon discovering that life signs had been detected in Spock's sealed quarters in 2285, Chekov exclaimed "Ya ne sumasshedshi! (Я не сумасшедший!)" ("I'm not crazy!") (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)

When commissioned in 2363, the SS Tsiolkovsky's name was written in Cyrillic on her dedication plaque. (TNG: "The Naked Now")

In the Julian Bashir, Secret Agent holoprogram, after waking up in Hippocrates Noah's secret lair, Anastasia Komananov says "Shto chort sluchilos'? (Что, чëрт, случилось?) " (or "What the hell happened?"). She also answered a question with "Da" instead of yes earlier. (DS9: "Our Man Bashir")

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