Sign Word List: Countries
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RUSSIA

RUSSIA
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English Equivalent: RUSSIA
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Old Sign for Russia?

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Savvy User Yasmin Savvy Guest
Thursday, June 10, 2010

Last night in ASL I class, our Deaf teacher told us that this was the old sign for Russia. She put her fist at the top of her head with her index finger pointing up and said that was the sign we were to use.

Old Sign for Russia - wrong sign mentioned (sorry!)

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Savvy User Yasmin Savvy Guest
Thursday, June 10, 2010

sorry - the sign I was referring to with the point on the head is Germany. The new sign for Russia looks like the sign "dry" but then you drop your hand down. apologies!!

new sign for Russia

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Savvy User Megan Savvy Guest
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Yes, I have seen it signed with the index finger moving under the nose (like dry) then pointing abruptly downward.

not so new

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Savvy User Kris Savvy Guest
Thursday, November 15, 2012

I learned the new sign about 8 years ago in ITP. The index finger wiping across the chin, not nose, as if wiping off vodka. I think this is less PC than the sign shown above which represents the Russian dance.

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