English translation: They named cities after them, and thereby discharged their debts?
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05:29 May 19, 2002
Russian to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary
Explanation: This may be stretching it a bit, not having the full context, but if this is the case of honoring some people after they died who should have been honored in their lifetimes (or who were even disgraced) the posthumous honor may have been as much for the benefit of those giving the honor as for those who were honored
GaryG Local time: 09:13 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 3426