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I think the original name is better, just personally. Variants never do it for me.
-- lunalovegood  7/9/2007
Afanasiy Prokopievich Shchapov (Àôàíàñèé Ïðîêîôüåâè÷ Ùàïîâ in Russian) was a Russian historian accused of "Siberian nationalism" and persecuted by tsarist authorities.
-- LMS  7/31/2007
The name probably has no such connotation in Russian, but when I see it spelled, I think "a fantasy" (as if you added a T in the name, that's what you'd have).
-- Pippin  8/4/2008

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