“Katyusha” is wrong. “Katusha” is correct.
As many already know, the new Katusha Cycling Team is a successor to the existing Tinkoff Credit Systems squad. Tinkoff currently operates with a UCI Professional Continental team license. The original Tinkoff team was established in 2006, as the Tinkoff Restaurants team and has operated as Tinkoff Credit Systems since 2007.
Many people on Internet call it Katyusha. It is wrong. The correct name is TEAM KATUSHA.
“Why?” “What about Katyusha?” – Read the article to learn why.
Katusha – Cycling team name
The official registration name of the new russian team into the registry of the UCI is : TEAM KATUSHA (KAT) – RUS. The organizators of the team didn’t want to give it the name of the sponsors as the rest of the teams did. Actually, the Katusha Team is the only team which has an original name, an not the sponsors’ one.
What does Katyusha mean?
Red Army troops gave this name to a new weapon the affectionate nickname “Katyusha,” which was the title of a popular wartime song about a young Russian woman waiting for her true love to return from the battle front. The woman’s name was Yekaterina (Catherine), the affectionate diminutive of which is “Katyusha.”
In the original Cyrillic alphabet Katusha(Katyusha) is “Катюша,” which explains why those of us who use the Latin alphabet can never quite figure out how to spell it. You can expect to see it as “Katusha,” “Katyusha,” “Katjuscha” or any other of a number of variations.
Katyusha multiple rocket launchers (Russian: Катюша) are a type of rocket artillery originally built and fielded by the Soviet Union in the Second World War. Compared to other types of artillery, such multiple rocket launchers are able to deliver a devastating amount of explosives to an area target more quickly but with lower accuracy and requiring a longer time to reload. These vehicles are fragile compared to conventional artillery guns, but relatively inexpensive and easy to produce. Katyushas of World War II, the first self-propelled artillery mass-produced by the Soviet Union, were usually mounted on trucks. This mobility gives Katyushas (and other self-propelled artillery) another advantage: they are able to deliver a blow all at once, and then move before the other side is able to locate their position and attack it with counter-battery fire.