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The Russian delegation at the BRICS countries summit has dubbed the group's acronym BRYUKI (slacks) by joining together the first letters in Russian of Brazil, Russia, South Africa, China and India, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.

The Russian delegation at the BRICS countries summit has dubbed the group BRYUKI (slacks) by joining together the first letters in Russian of the words Brazil, Russia, South Africa, China and India, President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.

"To be honest, I cannot recall who thought up the BRICS abbreviation. But we have invented our own," Medevedev told journalists at the summit.

Russian for South Africa is "Yuzhnaya Africa" and for China "Kitai." Brazil, India and Russia have the same first letters in both English and Russian, when transcribed. So - BRYUKI - or "slacks" in English.

The president, who presented Russia's view of opportunities for cooperation within the BRICS countries in economy and sciences, said it creates a different logic, but does not change the idea of the meeting.

The heads of the BRICS countries are discussing a wide range of international economic and political issues, including reformation of the global financial system, climate change, sustainable development and the future of nuclear power generation.

SANYA, April 14 (RIA Novosti)

 

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