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Pronounced yah-ah-kohv.
Miss Claire  7/30/2006
Yakov Smirnoff is a Ukrainian-American comedian best known as the originator of the "In Soviet Russia" joke. For example, "In America, you can always find a party! In Soviet Russia, party finds you!" In addition to doing stand-up, Smirnoff also paints.
WeloveyouJesseLacey  12/16/2009
Yakov Yurovsky was the chief executioner of Russia's last emperor Nicholas II.
― Anonymous User  5/8/2013
The name Yakov was given to 96 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/20/2013
Yakov = Jacob and James in Russian.
Jake Fax  6/23/2016

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