Kazantsev S.V. 2022. To the translation of names of Russian administrative divisions into English // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.31. No.4: 436–440 [in English].

Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Ostozhenka 53/2, Moscow 119021, Russia. E–mail: kazantss@mail.ru

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.31.4.16

ABSTRACT. The article reviews versions of translation of the basic names of administrative divisions of the Russian Federation into English, including those of Russian governmental agencies, on the one hand, and American and English official and expert sources, on the other. Methods used to translate first and second tier administrative divisions are briefly analysed. It is suggested that a unified approach is worked out, based on the loanword practice, most common for such purposes worldwide, and the already existing set of such terms in the English language proper.

KEY WORDS: translation, names of first and second tier Russian administrative divisions, loanwords, transliteration, transcription, calques, analogues.

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