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Misha , also known as Mishka or The Olympic Mishka , is the name of the Russian Bear mascot of the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games (the XXII Summer Olympics). He was designed by children's books illustrator Victor Chizhikov.

Misha is the first mascot of a sporting event to achieve large-scale commercial success in merchandise. The Misha doll was used extensively during the opening and closing ceremonies, appeared on several merchandise products and had both an animated short film (animated by Soyuzmultfilm) and a television series (animated by Nippon Animation), all of which are now common practice not only in the Olympic Games, but also in the FIFA World Cup and other events' mascots.

Misha (album)

Misha is the second studio album by Misha.

Misha (disambiguation)

Misha is a diminutive of the Russian name Михаил ( Mikhail). A hypocoristic of Michael, its English-language equivalent would be Mike. Non-Russian usages sometimes have it as a female name, and sometimes as Mischa.

Misha (singer)

Michaela Paľová (born on 6 March 1975) known under her stage name Misha is an R&B, soul vocalist, from the Slovak Republic. She has released three studio albums. Her latest album, 13000krát, was released in October 2007. Her first single "Náladu mi dvíhaš" was released in June 2002 and scored No.1 on Slovak airplay chart. It was followed by the second single "Druha" written by the American bassist and composer Gregory Delcore which remained on the top of Slovak airplay chart for 6 weeks. Misha was the winner of the Coca-Cola Pop Star talent contest in 2002. In 2002, 2003, and 2004 she received a number of Slovak Music Academy and popularity awards.

Though she went to study English at university (graduated in 1997), after nine years of working as an English teacher, translator and interpreter she pursued music and has been writing lyrics and co-writing music on all her tracks ever since. She has collaborated with many Slovak and Czech artists including the African bass player, singer and multi-instrumentalist Richard Bona.

She has a website and a Myspace page.

Misha (woreda)

Misha is one of the woredas in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Hadiya Zone, Misha is bordered on the south by Gomibora, on the southwest by Gibe, on the west by the Yem Special Woreda, on the north by the Gurage Zone, on the east by the Silt'e Zone, and on the southeast by Limo. Towns in Misha include Geja and Morsito. It was part of former Konteb woreda.