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masc. proper name, from Russian, literally "John," from Greek Ioannes "John." As the personification of Russia, or the typical name for a Russian man (originally a Russian soldier), attested from 1870.


Iván is a village in Győr-Moson-Sopron county, Hungary.

Ivan (1932 film)

Ivan (, ) is a 1932 Soviet film by Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko and his wife Yuliya Solntseva. After the critical lambasting of his film Earth, Dovzhenko returned with a more popular iteration of its main motifs. Much like Earth, Ivan concerns itself with the natural rhythms of country life, disrupted by the beat of looming industrialisation.

Cup at the Venice IFF-34.


Ivaň is the name of several locations in the Czech Republic:

  • Ivaň (Brno-Country District) – village in  Brno-Country District
  • Ivaň (Prostějov District) – village in  Prostějov District
Ivan (name)

Ivan is a Christian male given name that is primarily associated with Slavic languages. It is the most common Slavic variant of the name " John".


Iván is a village in Győr-Moson-Sopron county, Hungary.

Ivaň (Brno-Country District)

Ivaň is a village in the Brno-Country District, South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. On the date August 28, 2006 it had 704 inhabitants. First written notice about village is from year 1257. It lies on the Jihlava River.

Category:Villages in Brno-Country District

Ivan (2002 film)

Ivan [English : Him] is a Tamil language film. Parthipan wrote the story and screenplay, produced, directed and acted in the film.

Ivaň (Prostějov District)

Ivaň is a village and municipality ( obec) in Prostějov District in the Olomouc Region of the Czech Republic.

The municipality covers an area of , and has a population of 492 (as at 28 August 2006).

Ivaň lies approximately south-east of Prostějov, south of Olomouc, and east of Prague.

Ivan (gorilla)

Ivan was a western lowland gorilla born in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo. He was captured from the wild as a baby and brought to live with humans. For the first few years of his life he lived with his owners, but soon he got too big for a human house and they moved him to a 40' x 40' concrete enclosure on display to the public at the B&I shopping center in Tacoma, Washington, where he spent the next 27 years of his life. After local animal welfare organizations successfully campaigned for his release to a facility that could care for Ivan properly, he was placed at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle. Shortly after this, he was placed on permanent loan to Zoo Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. He spent his remaining years at Zoo Atlanta and died from complications during a medical procedure in August 2012.point in fact: while Ivan was owned by Earl Irwin, he was, in fact raised for three years in the home of Ruben and Lois Johnson, of Tacoma, WA. and owner of the B&I Store pet shop, specifically by young sons Larry Johnson & Danny Johnson. Larry used to ride Ivan on the back of his motorcycle on the city streets, causing quite a joyful stir. Ivan's first home away from the Johnsons was a 40' special-built trailer housed at the B&I. The 40'X40' jungle-type enclose came several years later. He was getting too big, strong was hard on the home and furnishings, and thus necessitating a move to more fitting surroundings. MPierce, friend of Johnson family. Tacoma, WA.

Iván (singer)

Iván, the stage name of Juan Carlos Ramos Vaquero, is a Spanish pop singer. He was discovered by CBS producer Oscar Gómez, and recorded a self-titled album Iván. His first single was "Sin amor" ("Without love") from 1979. In the 1980s he sold over 5 million albums. He recorded a number of songs with José Luis Perales. He had hit songs in Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador and Chile before his career was interrupted by his compulsory military service. He released the album Fotonovela in 2012, which included a remake of his song of the same name.

Sources differ on his birth date with some identifying 1959 and others 1962. His daughter is Nathalia Ramos who is an actor in Hollywood films.

Ivan (The Blacklist)

"Ivan" is the seventeenth episode of the first season of the American crime drama The Blacklist. The episode premiered in the United States on NBC on March 24, 2014.

Usage examples of "ivan".

He and his colleagues at the OSI had identified a Cleveland autoworker named John Demjanjuk as Ivan the Terrible.

Roger Norland, Wardell Payne, Mark Pendergrast, Larry Pizer, Bernice Reagan, Ellen Reeves, Joe Reidy Roy Rozensweig, Harry Ruben-stein, Faith Davis Ruffins, John Salter, John Anthony Scott, Saul Schniderman, Barry Schwartz, Louis Segal, Ruth Selig, Betty Sharpe, Brian Sherman, David Shiman, Beatrice Siegel, Barabara Clark Smith, Luther Spoehr, Jerold Starr, Mark Stoler, Bill Sturtevant, Lonn Taylor, Linda Tucker, Harriet Tyson, Ivan von Sertima, Herman Viola, Virgil J.

It will be the end of the Zuvor and his czarist servant, Ivan Shiskin.

Ivan Motkin, agent of the Moscow Reds, had captured Michael Senov, the leader of the Czarist invaders who had rifled the Bolshevik storage vault.

Frederick Froman, descendant of the Romanoff line, and Ivan Motkin, hater of the Czarist cause, were blown to atoms.

Avoiding all roads, footpaths, villages, as Ivan is sure to have sentries posted there, I simply follow my star across country, uphill and downdale, over streams, bogs, marshes and stubbly harvested maize fields.

The devil replies by mocking that earthly Euclidean geometry of justice that Ivan had claimed to prefer to the non-Euclidean one.

She had just lowered the gasolier when she looked up and found Ivan watching her from the conservatory.

Malamud thought he was looking for someone else and still spotted Ivan Grozny, the identification would be very hard to discredit in court.

Ivan Snitkin left Russia probably in mid- or late October, and the conflict within the Nechaev circle, leading to Ivanovo murder on November 26, occurred in the weeks just preceding that date.

He leaped and came to Katya to take Leonid from her, hurrying the pilot out the door, past thunderstruck Ivan.

She rode hard for several kilometers until she saw Josef, Ivan, and Leonid in the distance.

When Katya and Leonid caught up at the third car, Ivan had boosted Josef over the perforated roof onto the tilted side.

Ivan and Leonid stopped with the sacks over their backs and turned to look.

Ivan Nikolaev, two houses, in truth, which, neighbors, had leaned together for warmth and companionship years ago and finally grown together the year his own parents died, leaving him to the Nikolaevs and their kin.