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Zamestitel komanduyushego Vozdushno-desantnymi voi

English translation: Deputy commander in chief

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19:03 Jul 19, 2000
Russian to English translations [PRO]
Russian term or phrase: Zamestitel komanduyushego Vozdushno-desantnymi voi
Zamestitel komanduyushego Vozdushno-desantnymi voiskami. Don't think context is necessary. And many thanks for the answer to my previous question, the Gosudarstvennyi Komitet etc.
Anna Mazurova
English translation:Deputy commander in chief
Explanation:
the Paratroops' Deputy Commander in Chief.

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pogorl
Belarus
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Thanks a lot.
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Summary of answers provided
naDeputy Commander, Airborne Assault TroopsValery Lebedew
naDeputy commander of airborne assault troopsWilliam Manthey
nasecond-in-command of airborne forcesmiri
naDeputy commander in chiefpogorl
naDeputy Commander of Airborne Troops (or Forces)Michael Arrowood


  

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10 mins
Deputy Commander of Airborne Troops (or Forces)


Explanation:
Again, a standard translation used by FBIS in its work; they tend to stick close to the source for easy recognizability and (hopefully) standardization among translators and analysts. I have used this translation in published documents.

Michael Arrowood
United States
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3 hrs
Deputy commander in chief


Explanation:
the Paratroops' Deputy Commander in Chief.

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pogorl
Belarus
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3 hrs
second-in-command of airborne forces


Explanation:
Hope this helps

miri
Bulgaria
Local time: 21:42
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10 hrs
Deputy commander of airborne assault troops


Explanation:
komanduyushchii = "general officer commanding (of Sov army or of higher echelon)"
desantnyi = "assault"
(Russ-Eng Military Dict., 1979)
The word following "zamestitel'" is regularly put in the genitive, as here.

William Manthey
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12 hrs
Deputy Commander, Airborne Assault Troops


Explanation:
Preposition is not necessary in English usage.
Russian vozhdushno-dessantnye voiska were not paratroopers, but heavily armed assault troops, possessing anti tank guns and light tanks. In their "true" role they were delivered to the assault area in aircraft and gliders, but more oftne fought as elite ground troop formations or for operations behind enemy lines.
Part source "Enziklopediya velikoj otetchestvennoy voiny."

Valery Lebedew
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