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The name Yaroslavsky, or more correct Jarosławski-is a Polish name, with the -ski ending meaning noble origins in szlachta.

If you say so. A quick google search reveals several districts by that name in Russia, as well as one Revolutionary. Wouldn't surprise me if that's how HT got the name. TR 20:00, July 29, 2010 (UTC)
Russian and Polish are linguistic cousins so I would expect they'd have some similar naming conventions. Turtle Fan 20:53, July 29, 2010 (UTC)
Ugh, no Russian and Polish are very distant in Slavin languages, the names in Russia don't have ski in them, unless they are descendants of Polish nobility. as to Revolution, Russian Empire was in possession of Polish territories and they were also Polish communists although not many.
They're both Slavic languages, so they're cousins. And Yaroslavsky doesn't have a -ski in his name, he has a -sky. Turtle Fan 02:13, July 31, 2010 (UTC)
The point here is this: there are people and places in Russia by the name of Yaroslavsky. To say that this is a "linguistic failure" is incorrect. While this discussion is fascinating, it's completely irrelevant. TR 02:00, August 1, 2010 (UTC)
Fascinating--Is thatwhat they're calling it these days? Turtle Fan 02:47, August 1, 2010 (UTC)
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