Gloucester’s Jane Daniel, publisher of a Holocaust memoir that turned out to be a lie, has been vindicated in court after more than 15 years of litigation brought on by the author of the book. The years of litigation began when Belgium-born Misha Defonseca sued her publisher for breach of contract.
What does Misha mean in Russian?
In Russian, Misha is a short form for the Russian male name Mikhail (Michael), and Mishka is a diminutive of Misha. This name, in any of its forms, is a common colloquialism in Russian for a bear, because it is similar to the standard name for ‘bear,’ медведь (medved’).