Digimon Adventure 02
Yuri, along with the other Russian DigiDestined, Anna and Sonya, at first had a hard time communicating with Yolei, Sora, Hawkmon, and Biyomon since they could not understand Japanese. Whereas Sora and Yolei do not know how to speak Russian. Sora only knew three Russian words: piroshki, borscht, and caviar. Realizing that all the loose Digimon in Moscow were all Flymon and that all their partner Digimon were capable of flying, Yolei uses those three words as their means of communication and as battle commands for when they engage the Flymon in the sky. Piroshki would be used as a signal to turn left, Borscht as a signal to turn right and Caviar to signal "attack". The Russians understood, and the group flew off to fight the Flymon. The five of them defeat the Flymon and return them to the Digital World.
Afterwards, Ilya (Gennai's Russian counterpart) sends Sora, Yolei and their partners off to help the Siberian DigiDestined fight a group of Mammothmon. He then celebrates Christmas with Anna and Sonya and they eat piroshki and borscht.
Yuri later reappears to help fight MaloMyotismon. Together with Anna and Sonya, he stands in the streets of Moscow and raises his Digivice to the sky. He calls out for Kuwagamon and his Digivice sends out a beam of golden light which transports him to the Digital World. He stands together with Matt, Rosa and his fellow Russian DigiDestined when he lands in the Digital World.
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