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    God is gracious


    (ee VAHN); (EYE vun)   [Guide]

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    This Russian form of John was the name of four rulers of Russia, including 'Ivan the Terrible', who was the first monarch to be called a 'tsar'. Ivan was also the codename given to 'Tsar Bomba', the largest nuclear bomb ever detonated, developed by the Russians.

    'Ivanhoe' is the name of an 1819 novel by Walter Scott. The main character is Wilfred of Ivanhoe. Famous bearers include Croatian tennis player Ivan Ljubicic and former tennis player Ivan Lendl. Ivan Bunin was the first Russian to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and Ivan Pavlov was a Russian scientist, famous for his investigation on teaching dogs to salivate on command.

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