Back about 20 years ago, our engineering group at DEC was collaborating with an engineering firm in Moscow. We had a visit from two engineers from that firm, and their names were Boris and Natasha. I kid you not. Fortunately we got over the laughter before they arrived. We dubbed our local manager and project leader "Moose and Squirrel".
I work with a bunch of Russians now from Moscow and Novosibirsk, and most of them seem to be named Sergey. Sort of like the Bruces in the Monty Python Australian Philosopher's sketch.