For English-speaking users: Kopatych is a a farmer, whose name is formed from the word Kopat
' (Russian: копать, to dig) with Russian patronymic suffix -ych
(-ыч). He is a character of Smeshariki (Russian: Смешарики) animated television series (started in 2004). The Smeshariki name is derived from смешные
"smeshnye" meaning "funny", and шарики
"shariki" meaning "little balls"
are stylized rounded animals.