"...marvelous browsing, not only for the pedant and know-all but also for Russophiles or anyone with a command of the Cyrillic alphabet and an interest in Russian culture or history. An invaluable reference." Edward Morgan, MultiCultural Review
"...it is not just the major surname listing that makes Benson's dictionary so valuable. It is the compact, critical information that accompanies it and the supplementary reference material, including a full bibliography--that round this publication off and make this dictionary a 'must ' for Russianists. It should also be adapted for sale in Russia itself." Slavic Review
This Dictionary has been compiled to meet the need for a reference work on the stress and morphology of Russian personal names. It indicates the stress of approximately 23,000 surnames and describes general rules that enable users to determine the stress shifts, and lists the most frequently used Russian given names and their principal diminutives.