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EnglishWhat does the letter Z stand for?

Been seeing it since the early start of the Ukrainian war..

figureskaterx 1 year ago
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  • Armor
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NELSON DE FREYMAN 1 year ago
Reference of the russian army
Dilgoks 1 year ago
For victory
KaZ 1 year ago
The letter Z is use to indicate a group of troop
Crebs Park 1 year ago
The Latin-script letter Z (Russian: зет) is one of several symbols painted on military vehicles of the Russian Armed Forces involved in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, speculated to help task forces distinguish themselves from other allied or enemy forces.
Ivan 1 year ago
this is not an invasion. this is a special operation
Dakota Melton 8 months ago
It's an invasion lol
nati 1 year ago
@Ivan you really think that it is a special operation?
Winston 1 year ago
this indicates the direction of movement of troops: Z - that is, "West"
John Downes 1 year ago
@Crebs Park is correct
TRaysmond 1 year ago
Z means Reference to the Army
Ivan 1 year ago
The letter Z was used during the training of the Russian troops in Belarus. To designate divisions. Now this letter has become an abbreviation. (For Truth) means
Alek2022 1 year ago Correct
Lettter Z that is so visible in Russian military equipment in English has a meaning of “For Victory” as translated from Russian.
benyamin 1 year ago
v meaning victory
Alek2022 1 year ago
Do you speak Russian or been talking to those people on Russia?))))
Give me a bitcoin and don’t troll if you don’t know what it stands for, for real people on the ground.
benyamin 1 year ago
speculated to help task forces distinguish themselves from other allied or enemy forces.
Miss Mike 1 year ago
The cyrillic capitol letter 'zeta' represents the word for GOD in the symbolic culture of the bible. Therefore, the Russian army has been blessed by their national church's Patriarch before going into this operation.
Amamkele 1 year ago
It means end
Dilgoks 1 year ago
Z means victory
Muhammed ali 1 year ago
Kiril alfabesinde "Z" harfi bulunmuyor. Fakat birçok Rus, Z'ye derin anlamlar yüklüyor. İlk defa Rus tankları üzerinde görülen “Z” harfi, bugünlerde Ukrayna işgalini destekleyen aşırı sağcı grupların sembolü haline geldi. Birçok Rus, Z harfini sahipleniyor ve kıyafetlerinde taşıyor.
Muhammed ali 1 year ago
Kiril alfabesinde "Z" harfi bulunmuyor. Fakat birçok Rus, Z'ye derin anlamlar yüklüyor. İlk defa Rus tankları üzerinde görülen “Z” harfi, bugünlerde Ukrayna işgalini destekleyen aşırı sağcı grupların sembolü haline geldi. Birçok Rus, Z harfini sahipleniyor ve kıyafetlerinde taşıyor.
BB22 1 year ago
The letters. Z in Hebrew is Zayin and it means ‘sword’ or ‘a weapon of the spirit" and in the concept of Kabbalah it could be seeing as a lightning bolt. In spiritual terms it represents the end of the road or particular course of action, which makes perfect sense when we talk about a war. In the case of Russian invasion of Ukrain , the Z symbol has stood as a pro-war emblem.
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John lob 1 year ago
Z means victory
ollie8677 1 year ago
the "Z" symbol is an abbreviation of the phrase "for victory"
madusankateach 1 year ago
Z means Reference to the Army
v meaning victory
Jnom 1 year ago
It is an abbreviation for the term “ for victory” by russians
Fabio Suma 1 year ago
a lettera Z è stata utilizzata durante l'addestramento delle truppe russe in Bielorussia. Per designare divisioni. Ora questa lettera è diventata un'abbreviazione
Kihounghat 1 year ago
this indicates the direction of troop movement: Z - i.e. "West"
Kihounghat 1 year ago
this indicates the direction of troop movement: Z - i.e. "West" ,
Chigozirim717 1 year ago
used to differentiate Russian tanks from that of Ukraine
Leonel 1 year ago
On Instagram, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) posted on 3 March that the "Z" symbol is an abbreviation of the phrase "for victory" (Russian: за победу, romanized: za pobedu), while the "V" symbol stands for "Our strength is in truth" (Russian: сила в правде, romanized: sila v pravde)
Eyad Abuzaina 1 year ago
speculated to help task forces distinguish themselves from other allied or enemy forces.
Henri 1 year ago
Zelensky
Christian Bergström 1 year ago
what Z is meant i do not know exactly. what i know is that because of spraying these Z on all the tanks and vehicles is maybe the reason why they want to forbid the letter Z in Germany and Austria! it is a brave new world...welcome!
Ralph Hills 1 year ago
It is a special symbol for special units in the Russia army that is currently invading Ukraine
lenard 1 year ago
for divisions to distinguish allied vehicle
DONALD IYKE 1 year ago
Z means Zombies
sparkjordan 1 year ago
Z symbols for victory
AVAD 1 year ago
The letter Z was used during the training of the Russian troops in Belarus. To designate divisions. Now this letter has become an abbreviation. (For Truth) means
Shaun Leger 1 year ago
On Instagram, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) posted on 3 March that the "Z" symbol is an abbreviation of the phrase "for victory" (Russian: за победу, romanized: za pobedu), while the "V" symbol stands for "Our strength is in truth"
Dr 1 year ago
reference to the Army
Gnimtou 1 year ago
Le Z est une lettre finale étrange. c'est la lettre d'alliance entre le début et la fin. Elle symbolise un vas et viens, le croisement des temps
Afnaan 1 year ago
Z is atomic no. In chemistry
MRKAR 1 year ago
Hello dear figureskaterx;

On Instagram, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) posted on 3 March that the "Z" symbol is an abbreviation of the phrase "for victory" (Russian: за победу, romanized: za pobedu), while the "V" symbol stands for "Our strength is in truth" (Russian: сила в правде, romanized: sila v pravde) and "The task will be completed" (Russian: задача будет выполнена, romanized: zadacha budet vypolnena). The MoD later suggested alternative meanings for "Z", including "For peace" (Russian: за мир, romanized: za mir), "For truth" (Russian: за правду, romanized: za pravdu), and the letter Z inside the English words demilitarization and denazification, which Russian President Vladimir Putin has asserted to be the purpose of the invasion.
Another interpretation for "Z" is the Russian word for west (Russian: запад, romanized: zapad), to designate the Western Military District or west-bound infantry, or more generally to underline the Kremlin's imperial ambitions, with the "V" symbol similarly standing for the word for east (Russian: восток, romanized: vostok). This term was used in the joint 2021 Zapad exercise between Belarus and Russia before the invasion.

Good luck
MRKAR
Jeyabala Dhanabalan 1 year ago
Z symbol is the abbreviation of the phrase FOR VICTORY
Khulekani 1 year ago
It's a letter of distinction used by the Russian military as their reference, hope this helps.
realmarven 1 year ago
Z - "Eastern Forces" t.b. from the Russian Federation
Z (square) - "forces from the Crimea"
O - "forces from Belarus"
V - "seafarers"
X - "Chechens"
A - "Special forces"
amir 1 year ago
is army name rusian
Matua Stuart 1 year ago
Stands for power, Russia is demonstrating military power (dominance) over a weaker army and the Z in context could easily mean THE LAST MAN STANDING.
adrian 1 year ago
the "Z" symbol is an abbreviation of the phrase "for victory" while the "V" symbol stands for "Our strength is in truth"
Alil J Adams 1 year ago
Some speculate that the "Z" could stand for "zapad," which means west in Russian. Some have snidely suggested that the symbol stands for other words such as "zhopa," meaning ass in a reference to stiff Ukrainian resistance. The letter does not appear in the Cyrillic alphabet used by both Russia and Ukraine.
Pao 1 year ago
Muchas personas fallecidas
miam0223 1 year ago
Since the beginning of the Russian intervention in Ukraine, the letter Z has appeared first on tanks and then on posters, cars and even the torso of a sportsman. This symbol of support for the Russian army symbolizes the pro-war propaganda of the Kremlin. Even if its meaning is debatable.
Tengku Nasaruddin 1 year ago
Z is Army Reference
YOUNIS AL-IBRAHIM 1 year ago
In my survey, this letter is in the last place since it leads to the final level of uncalmness.
Paula21 1 year ago
it stands for victory
Chris Billion 1 year ago
Letter Z stand for peace and for truth
Razi Ahmed 1 year ago
Z meant Za pobedu (“for victory”)
Harlington 1 year ago
It means "for victory"
NicoP 1 year ago
Z is identification
Abdulghani 1 year ago
The most common theory used by military experts to explain the messages behind these symbols is that they were written according to the regions in which Russian forces were stationed, with the meaning of "Z" possibly being an abbreviation of "Zapad" which means "west" in Russian.
Elena 1 year ago
Z - то есть "Запад"
Laila Issah Jewid 1 year ago
It is used to distinguish between the Russian and other forces..The Nazis
Laila Issah Jewid 1 year ago
It is a symbol the Russian used to distinguish themselves from other forces
And also celebrate their intended victory against the west
Taha 1 year ago
The letter Z was used during the training of the Russian army, that is, "West"
Blessed 1 year ago
The letter Z can either stand for 'Zapobedy' meaning victory or 'Zapad'meaning west.
Ahmad Rouzbehani 1 year ago
Russia and Ukraine have both similar war equipment so the Russia army decides to write Z on its machines to be easily distinguishable
Ruben Machado 1 year ago
its to tell the russians apart from the ucranians. they are not visually diferent, and their military equipments are the same. so the russians mark their equipments with the letter ''Z''
Moustafa 1 year ago
يدل علي فرقه
Doud Idris 1 year ago
it stands for secret military acronym meaning to stand straight forward
Yasser Murshed 1 year ago
The Latin-script letter Z (Russian: зет, zet) is one of several symbols (also including "V" and "O") painted on military vehicles of the Russian Armed Forces involved in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, speculated to help task forces distinguish themselves from other allied or enemy forces.
Haidar Asmari 1 year ago
It stand for the “victory” in Russia
Nick Ametsitsi 1 year ago
In modern English orthography, the letter ⟨z⟩ usually represents the sound /z/. It represents /ʒ/ in words like seizure. More often, this sound appears as ⟨su⟩ or ⟨si⟩ in words such as measure, decision, etc.
Nick Ametsitsi 1 year ago
In modern English orthography, the letter ⟨z⟩ usually represents the sound /z/. It represents /ʒ/ in words like seizure. More often, this sound appears as ⟨su⟩ or ⟨si⟩ in words such as measure, decision, etc.
oscar 1 year ago
significado que se la da a vehiculos y soldados rusos para distinguirse de la gerra en ucrania
Lautenberg 1 year ago
z for zebra
Retha 1 year ago
Shows direction of movement of troops
guymakci 1 year ago
The Russian Ministry of Defense explained what these symbols mean. According to the ministry's statement, the letter Z means "Victory" and the letter V means "Mission will be completed".
Brain box 1 year ago
the letter z stands for a reference in the russian army against the ukraine invasion
Nicholas 1 year ago
The Latin-script letter Z ( Russian: зет) is one of several symbols (also including "O" and "V") painted on military vehicles of the Russian Armed Forces involved in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, speculated to help task forces distinguish themselves from other allied or enemy forces.
Acilim 1 year ago
the "Z" symbol is an abbreviation of the phrase "for victory" (Russian: за победу, romanized: za pobedu), while the "V" symbol stands for "Our strength is in truth"
Kelvin Edwin 1 year ago
it stands for Zion... it code name for zionist in the world today... #isreal
Kelvin Edwin 1 year ago
it a code name for the shift that is about to happen if not happening already in the world...
stands for Zion... zionist this are soldiers #mystery yet to uncover
Kelvin Edwin 1 year ago
It a pro-war symbol of President Putin's invasion of Ukraine. Z" is a powerful and easily recognisable symbol.
Initially, it was thought that the "Z" was in fact a number "2" - representing the 22 February (22/02/2022). That was the day Russia ratified an agreement on "friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance" with the self-proclaimed breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine - Donetsk and Luhansk.
But it is now believed the symbol is simply a way for Russia's military to identify its own forces...

any I stand to be correct.
sammyfella 1 year ago
The Latin-script letter Z is one in all numerous symbols painted on navy motors of the Russian defense force concerned in the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, alleged to help task forces distinguish themselves from other allied or enemy forces. that's my understanding!
Adu Maxwell 1 year ago
Reference of the Russian army
KaZ 1 year ago
Snoring
musahanane 1 year ago
It is sometimes called Ziga.
And it is one of their several symbols.
Bello Bukola 1 year ago
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The letter Z is becoming a symbol of Russia's war in Ukraine. But what does it mean?
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A serviceman waves from a military truck painted with the letter "Z" in Mykolaivka in the Donetsk region, a territory controlled by pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine, on Feb. 27.
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Messages featuring the letter "Z" have spread widely across social media since Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Billboards have recently popped up in Russian cities featuring the letter. Stickers have appeared on cars and commercial vehicles. Russia's state-owned RT is selling T-shirts on its website in apparent support of the ongoing conflict.

But the origins of the symbol remain a mystery.

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Prior to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the letter "Z" was seen painted on tanks as well as other military vehicles massing near the border. With both countries using similar tanks and trucks, it was originally thought this was meant to distinguish different units to prevent friendly fire and assist with mobilization.

Some speculate that the "Z" could stand for "zapad," which means west in Russian. Some have snidely suggested that the symbol stands for other words such as "zhopa," meaning ass in a reference to stiff Ukrainian resistance. The letter does not appear in the Cyrillic alphabet used by both Russia and Ukraine.

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The Instagram account of the Russian Ministry of Defense has featured both "Z" and "'V" symbols with messages of "to victory" and "we finish wars." Another message states "we are responsible for the world/peace." The black-and-orange ribbons that make up the "Z" are St. George's ribbons, which are symbols of remembrance of Russians who died during World War II similar to the U.K.'s usage of the poppy for the fallen during World War I.
Shahid Mumtaz 1 year ago
Reference to the army