Why do English native speakers call Putin "Vlad")?


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I have often read and heard native speakers of English, especially Americans referring to Vladimir Putin, the Russian president as “Vlad”. The funny thing about this is that the short forms of Putin’s first name are Vova or Vovka but not “Vlad”.


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#4

Vlad is a short form of the name Vladislav.


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