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noroxine
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posted 04-28-2009 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for noroxine   Click Here to Email noroxine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to know if there is a place where I can find the cosmonaut attached to the Cyrillic letters written on gloves.

For example: ABA is Leonov (only the 'B' in Cyrillic)

But who is: CP or KBK (seems to be Sergei Krikalev), for example?

Could be interesting to create a database for this, no?

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posted 04-28-2009 08:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SVaughan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recall seeing a Krikalev glove that was initialled KCK in Cyrillic, which would be KSK in the Latin alphabet. I believe the general protocol for Russian gloves is Last name, first name, middle name/patronymic. KSK would therefore stand for Krikalev Sergei Konstantinovich.

If that is always the case, then KBK (or KVK as it would be in Latin) would be for someone whose surname began with K and whose first name began with V...like Vladimir Kovalyonok, Valeri Korzun etc...except neither of those have patronymics that begin with K and off the top of my head I can't think of a cosmonaut who does. Someone else may be able to think who that is or come up with an alternative suggestion.

As for CP, it is likely the initials of a non-Russian cosmonaut, hence the absence of a patronymic or middle initial. In Latin CP would be SR.

Based on the assumption that all gloves follow the same formula, it would be quite easy to create a database by using any list of cosmonauts and a Cyrillic alphabet guide.

Hope that helps a bit.

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posted 04-29-2009 08:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for noroxine   Click Here to Email noroxine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for your reply and your knowledge.

Any idea of who is the "CP" cosmonaut, I have seen a photo of a Sokol KV2 suit (without the cosmonaut ) with this but don't arrived to find at who is it?

For the other I will look at your idea. Thanks again for your great help.

Rex Hall
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posted 04-29-2009 11:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rex Hall   Click Here to Email Rex Hall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Steve Robinson trained as a back up ISS FE on ISS 4 I think. Could be his. I think two letters are Western Astronauts and three Russian.

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posted 04-29-2009 12:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for noroxine   Click Here to Email noroxine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting information. Effectively might be him in this case.

Is there anyone that can confirm that Russian cosmonaut are design by 3 letters and other by 2? I'm previously think it is 3 letters just because they have more first name.

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posted 04-29-2009 03:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for James Brown   Click Here to Email James Brown     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was curious about this discussion, so I took at look at the three Sokol gloves I have. I have a glove with CP on it. Sounds like it translates to SR (Steve Robinson)? The second has three letters, BNM. Sounds like Nikolai Mikhailovich Budarin, and the third reads DB (Daniel Bursch)? Does this sound correct?

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posted 04-29-2009 05:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rex Hall   Click Here to Email Rex Hall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds correct to me. All Russians have their fathers' name in the middle. I have the training gloves of Kononenko and Kondratyev. These are likely to be the training sets.

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posted 04-29-2009 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for noroxine   Click Here to Email noroxine     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are you sure for CP? Seams really strange. That is strange is that I really see many glove with CP too? For the other I don't know, except perhaps for Leonov where I have already see it. No experts here that can help us.

Philip
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posted 05-26-2009 07:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
cyrilic C = S
cyrilic P = R

cosmos-walter
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posted 05-26-2009 01:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmos-walter   Click Here to Email cosmos-walter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
SR might also mean Stankevicius, Rimantas

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posted 07-26-2010 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm trying to identify the initials "CAA".

Am I right in guessing they belong to Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Serebrov?

Philip
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posted 07-28-2010 07:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sounds correct!

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posted 07-29-2010 08:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Can someone help me with this glove please? Thank you.

Philip
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posted 08-03-2010 02:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
TDA...

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posted 08-03-2010 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dennis Anthony Tito?

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posted 08-03-2010 12:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A private reply said it might be Dan Tani - not sure if I've spelled that correctly. Anyone know his middle name? Thanks.

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posted 08-03-2010 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by garymilgrom:
Anyone know his middle name?
Daniel Michio Tani, I believe.

Philip
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posted 06-20-2017 09:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone ever tempted to make a (complete) listing of these initials? I have a minor list...

Charlie16
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posted 06-20-2017 11:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Charlie16   Click Here to Email Charlie16     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by garymilgrom:
Can someone help me with this glove please?
Daniel Tani. I have the left glove.

Philip
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posted 06-21-2017 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So far only GP7A versions, with complete black rubber fingers have been shown and discussed. I believe Russian cosmonaut Salizhan Sharipov was the very first to wear the newly designed GP7S version, on use on ISS ever since (Soyuz TMA-05 October 2004)...

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posted 04-12-2019 09:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rocket Chris   Click Here to Email Rocket Chris     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just saw the discussion now. Think I have gloves from Sharipov but I am not sure as these gloves are the old ones and Sharipov is just seen with the new version. The initials fit, maybe these are back-up ones.

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