(covers information from several alternate timelines)
Russian was a language spoken on the planet Earth, originating in the nation-state of Russia, and which was also the dominant language of the USSR. The alphabet it was written in was called "Cyrillic". A notable speaker of this language was Pavel Chekov.
Mission patches for early Earth space missions might sometimes mention the names of Russian astronauts in Cyrillic. Astronauts getting such a treatment included Yuri Gidzenko, Sergei Krikalev, and Valeri Tokarev.
In 2257, when a communication attempt from a Sphere lifeform resulted in the universal translator malfunctioning and translating the USS Discovery crew's speech into various languages, Commander Saru used his knowledge of Federation languages to assist the crew in repairs. While repairing the communications systems, Michael Burnham's speech was translated into Russian: "Ya izolirovala sistemu svyazi. Gotov k povtornoy initsializatsii? (Я изолировала систему связи. Готов к повторной инициализации?)" ("I've isolated the communications system. Ready to reinitialize?") Saru, understanding Russian, replied: "Vhozhu v tsikl initsializatsii. Davay. (вхожу в цикл инициализации. Давай.)" ("Entering the reinitialization sequence. Now.") (DIS: "An Obol for Charon")
''In the alternate 2259, footage with Cyrillic writing below it was in a collection of graphics and video media that were seen on a powerwall in the offices of Christopher Pike and Alexander Marcus at Starfleet Headquarters. (Star Trek Into Darkness)
Upon discovering that life signs had been detected in Spock's sealed quarters in 2285, Chekov exclaimed "Ya ne sumasshedshi! (Я не сумасшедший!)" ("I'm not crazy!") (Star Trek III: The Search for Spock)
In the Julian Bashir, Secret Agent holoprogram, after waking up in Hippocrates Noah's secret lair, Anastasia Komananov says "Shto chort sluchilos'? (Что, чëрт, случилось?)" (or "What the hell happened?"). She also answered a question with "Da" instead of yes earlier. (DS9: "Our Man Bashir")
Russian-named starships Edit
- USS Buran, USS Buran, and ISS Buran
- SS Kogin
- USS Potemkin, and USS Potemkin (Excelsior class)
- SS Tsiolkovsky
- USS Zhukov
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