The Eastern Slavic naming customs are the traditions for determining a person's name in countries influenced by East Slavic linguistic tradition. This relates to modern Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Kazakhstan. For exact rules, differences and historical changes, see respective languages and linguistics-related articles.
In such locations, it is obligatory for people to have three names: a given name, a patronymic, and a family name (surname). They are generally presented in that order, e.g. Владимир Семёнович Высоцкий (Vladimir Semyonovich Vysotsky), where "Vladimir" is a given name, "Semyonovich" is a patronymic (after his father's given name Semyon), and "Vysotsky" is a family name. The ordering is not as strict in languages other than Russian.
Read more about Eastern Slavic Naming Customs: Given First Name, Patronymic, Family Name (surname), Forms of Address, Comparison Between Slavic and Other Names, Exceptions For Some Post-Soviet Countries, Early Soviet Union
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