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Russia Has ‘Oligarchs,’ the US Has ‘Businessmen’
In 150 NYT, CNN and Fox articles, ‘oligarch’ seems reserved for Slavic billionaires.

fair.org/home/russia-has-oliga

@yogthos
because more then the half you are called Oleg or Olek.
go figure.

@jackiemoon @yogthos

And another half is called Boris, isn’t?

We have way more Andreys, Alexanders, Alexeys, Mikhail and Nikolais than Olegs (not Oleks - this is wrong spelling). There is only one famous Oleg (Deripaska).

@klomb @yogthos

you must be russian, because you hate polaks and ukranians.
olek is for alexander in polaksky and oleksiy in ukranian(krimsky).

@jackiemoon @yogthos

Seems I know about Ukraine and Poland more than you do.

Oleksiy in Ukrainian is equivalent to Alexey in Russian. And noone in Russia / Ukraine is shortening Alexey/Oleksiy to Olek, we normally say 'Lyosha' or 'Lyoha'.

Same story with Alexander, none in Poland / Ukraine / Russia / Belorussia / is shortening this name to Olek. In Russia typically we use 'Sasha', Ukrainians might say 'Sashko', Belorussians - 'Oles'. But never ever 'Olek'.

@jackiemoon @yogthos

Not to say 'Oleg' is a full formal name while 'Olek' (if ever) is informal.

@klomb
The more you know :)

PS: my grandmother was called Olek, but that's a different story.
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