Saturday, July 2, 2016


Dearest Vanya,

I'm watching The Pallisers for the third time. Susan Hampshire reminds me so much of you.

Susan Hampshire

Vanya Franck

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vanya may refer to:
  • Uncle Vanya, a tragicomedy by the Russian playwright Anton Chekhov
  • Vanya (Ваня), a unisex diminutive of the Russian, Bulgarian and other Slavic given name Ivan, meaning "God is gracious" or "Gracious gift of God". It is the Russian, Bulgarian and other Slavic form of John. An alternative spelling of the name is Vanja. In the Scandinavian countries and in Bulgaria it is a female given name, and in Serbia and Croatia it is a unisex name.[citation needed]
  • An Elf of the Vanyar in the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Codename for the Tsar Bomba, a powerful nuclear weapon
  • Vanya in Sanskrit means 'Ideal Daughter'
  • Vanya in Russian means 'God is Gracious' or 'Gracious Gift of God'

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