A Conversation for Syktyvkar, Komi Republic, Russia

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Post 1

Mustapha

Wow, a populace descended from prison inmates! Sounds like a place not a million miles from New Zealand. smiley - smiley

D'you reckon this is where the French pinched the word 'bistro' from?

BTW I'm putting a link to this Entry up at the h2g2 Historical Society. smiley - smiley


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Post 2

Smerus

The French word 'bistro' definitely comes from the Russian word 'bystro' which means fast. The word was brought back to Paris by French soldiers in the disastrous Russain campaign.

I am honoured to be represented in your historical forum.


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