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The forename Russian Vladimir is used in English, if not commonly. In English, it is pronounced with the stress on the first syllable, 'VLAD-i-mir', IPA: /ˈvlæ dɪ mir/; in its native Russian, the stress falls on the second syllable, whose vowel becomes 'longer': 'vlad-EEM-eer', /vlæ ˈdiː mir/.