• WordNet 3.6
    • adj Russian of or pertaining to or characteristic of Russia or its people or culture or language "Russian dancing"
    • n Russian the Slavic language that is the official language of Russia
    • n Russian a native or inhabitant of Russia
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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"Seized an excellent position behind two Russian guns." "Seized an excellent position behind two Russian guns."

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: A dog by the name of Laika was launched into space aboard the Russian spacecraft Sputnik 2 in 1957
    • russian Of or pertaining to Russia, an empire in eastern Europe with large possessions in northern and central Asia, or the Russians or their language.
    • n russian A native or a citizen of Russia; a member of the principal branch of the Slavic race, forming the chief part of the population of European Russia, and the dominant people in Asiatic Russia.
    • n russian A Slavic language, belonging to the southeastern branch (which includes also the Bulgarian). Its chief form is the Great Russian; other important dialects are Little Russian and White Russian. Abbreviated Russian
    • n russian The principal dialect of Russia, and the basis of the literary language.
    • n russian The Russian dialect spoken by the Little Russians and Ruthenians.
    • n russian The dialect of the Red Russians.
    • n russian The dialect of this branch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: American and Russian space flights have always included chocolate.
    • adj Russian rush′yan relating to Russia, a country of Europe, or to its people
    • n Russian a native of Russia: the Russian language
    • n Russian a Russian: the Russian language
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  • James Thurber
    “The difference between our decadence and the Russians is that while theirs is brutal, ours is apathetic.”
  • Clement Attlee
    Clement Attlee
    “Russian Communism is the illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the Great.”
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky
    “It is easier for a Russian to become an atheist than for anyone else in the world.”


Russian roulette - If people take a dangerous and unnecessary risk, they are playing Russian roulette.


In literature:

The one remarkable and unique feature of the Russian army in every branch of the service has ever been its personal devotion to the Czar.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
BADAKSHAN, including WAKHAN, a province on the north-east frontier of Afghanistan, adjoining Russian territory.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Of the small European community, missionaries of different nationalities and Russians of various callings form the largest groups.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
Then he fell into trouble again when they were hanging off the Eastern Isles under double reefs, watching for the Russians' seals.
"Hawtrey's Deputy" by Harold Bindloss
The Russians halted as if turned to stone, and glanced anxiously at their commander.
"Under the Ensign of the Rising Sun" by Harry Collingwood
I caught that crazy Russian of yours with the goods and he lost his head and your boat.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
M. Rachmaninoff did not speak English and the writer did not speak Russian.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
But if the Russian soldiers had left the country there were still plenty of Russians left in Bulgaria.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
The Russians who had been breathing fire and vengeance were now eating smoked sturgeon and drinking vodki.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
Did he contemplate buying some Russian hemp for that purpose especially?
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne

In poetry:

Even so art thou,
Russian realm, become,--
Thou my native land,
Shield of Christendom!
"To Russia" by Ivan Nikitin
And some in Russian waters lie,
And others in the seas which are
The portals to the East, or by
The wind-swept heights of Trafalgar.
"Ave Imperatrix" by Oscar Wilde
Farewell my hateful Russian country!
People of lord and serf you are--
Farewell, salute, bent knee and hand-kiss,
Three-masters, uniform and star!
"On Departure For The Caucas" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
The yellow leopards, strained and lean,
The treacherous Russian knows so well,
With gaping blackened jaws are seen
Leap through the hail of screaming shell.
"Ave Imperatrix" by Oscar Wilde
All morning in the strawberry field
They talked about the Russians.
Squatted down between the rows
We listened.
We heard the head woman say,
'Bomb them off the map.'
"Bitter Strawberries" by Sylvia Plath
But now came the turning point of the battle,
While the Russian guns loudly did rattle;
Then Sir Colin turned to the plumed Highland array,
And in stirring tones to them did say—
"The Battle of Alma" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The ' Baba Yaga' Russian musical will be this weekend at the Stilwell Theatre in Texarkana.
US ballet dancer breaks into premier Russian company.
Our Pet of the Week on Thursday is a sweet 12-year-old Russian Blue cat named Rosie.
He and 19 other American skaters spent days with the Russians on the ice, sharing a bond through the love of hockey.
Reading High School teacher Veronica Cambria stirs the Russian borscht she prepares for students to taste.
If you're looking for a new food to bring in the spring, cook up some Russian recipes.
The cockpit voice recorder, found Tuesday, holds the key to why a brand new Russian Sukhoi Superjet 100 crashed in Indonesia last week.
Has Russian sports machine broken down.
Brookside Russian food festival this weekend.
J Vineyards 1999 Brut , Russian River Valley ($50).
Russian cosmonaut launches satellite by hand.
USA's Maureen Brunt, right, and Jessica Schultz watch a shot of a Russian curler.
The Presidential Race in New Hampshire, By Way of Russian Radio.
Angry crowds rampaged through the western Ukrainian city of Lviv early this month, trashing a Russian cafe and allegedly threatening Russian-speaking citizens on the streets.
He explained to me that there were other terms like Russian stove or Russian fireplace etc.

In science:

Davydov, Tjeorija tvjerdogo tjela (Nauka, Moskwa, 1976) (in Russian).
Thermodynamic properties of the periodic nonuniform spin-1/2 isotropic XY chains in a transverse field
Leites, New Lie superalgebras and mechanics, (Russian) Dokl.
Nongraded Infinite-Dimensional Simple Lie Algebras
Tyukavkin, A regular ring embeddable in any right ideal (Russian), Sibirsk.
$K_0$ of purely infinite simple regular rings
Can an individual sequence of zeros and ones be random? Russian Math.
Incompleteness, Complexity, Randomness and Beyond
Soloviev for translating this paper into Russian.
Can the notion of a homogeneous gravitational field be transferred from classical mechanics to the Relativistic Theory of Gravity ?