1. The Lezghins are among the medley of mountain tribes living in Daghestan and part of the Terek province. These mountaineers of the Eastern Caucasus are nearly all Sun’i Mohammedans.

  2. One of Russia’s bravest and greatest generals in the war with Napoleon, 1812.

  3. Roman Catholic priests are so called in Lithuania and Poland.

  4. Schtoss is a sort of Russian hazard.

  5. Yuri = George.

  6. Roubashka (blouse).

  7. The official newspaper of the Russian Army.

  8. Professional floor-polisher.

  9. A town and “government” in East Russia.

  10. Corresponds to the Swedish smörgåsbord, and consists of a number of cold dishes and delicacies.

  11. A national dish in Russia, consisting of a sort of buckwheat porridge baked in the oven in fireproof earthen vessels, which are put on the table.

  12. In the time of Nicholas, sons of soldiers quartered or garrisoned in certain districts. They were liable to be called on to serve.

  13. An old Slavonic character (l’schiza), only occurring in the Russian Bible and Ritual.

  14. Nickname for Little Russians on account of their curious habit of cutting and fashioning their hair into a tuft (khokhol) on the crown.

  15. An affectionate diminutive of George.

  16. Sliva is the Russian for plum.

  17. Arshin = 2.33 feet.

  18. Pet name for Alexandra.

  19. A light jacket worn in the hot weather.

  20. The name given to Ivan the Terrible’s lifeguards and executioners.

  21. Chinóvnik, Russian word for official.

  22. Ivan Milostivni, one of the innumerable saints of the Greek Church.

  23. The allusion is to the double eagle in the arms of Russia.

  24. Vobla is a kind of fish of the size of Prussian carp, and is caught in the Volga.

  25. Au revoir.

  26. Untranslatable pun on the two last syllables of svidánia; Dania means Denmark, Schvezia, Sweden.