Following up on our previous discussion of Soviet Red Army maps of San Francisco, please study this 1979 Soviet map of the US economy and land use via @vrubareads.
While I can piece together Cyrillic letters, I do not read Russian. However, @afiler was able to put together a handy Southern Californian pronunciation guide:
@burritojustice LOS-ANDZHELES! BEIKERSFILD! KHANTINGTON BICH!— A. Filer (@afiler) August 12, 2013
Looks like this was on Reddit a few days ago. Here is the key:
and the land use:
and agricultural symbols:
Most entertaining translation-related item I’ve encountered in weeks!
Nuclear power plants at San Onofre (north of San Diego) and Rancho Seco (near Sacramento) are prominently indicated with black and white lightning bolts — but Rancho Seco (ранчо секо) is shown as being north-west of Sacramento, when it’s actually south-east: http://bit.ly/19ApdbL. How did they get that so wrong? Also the hydro dams at оровилл (Oroville) and хувер (Hoover)
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