Origin: < Russ Rus'
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one of those who conspired to overthrow Russian Czar Nicholas I in December, 1825. Also Dekebrist.
study of the policies, doctrines, programs, etc., of the government of the Soviet Union. —Kremlinologist, n.
something characteristic of or influenced by Russia, its people, customs, language, etc.
an obsession with Russia and things Russian.
great fondness for or interest in Russia, its people, customs, language, art, etc. — Russophile, n., adj.
one who specializes in the study of Slavic languages, literatures, or other aspects of Slavic culture. Also Slavist.
enthusiasm for or admiration of things Slavic, as Slavic literature, language, culture, customs, etc. —Slavophil, Slavophile, n., adj.
fear or hatred of things Slavic, especially of real or imagined Soviet political influence. —Slavophobe, n. —Slavophobic, adj.
1. the soviet system of government and the principles and practices of such a government.
2. a policy, action, etc., typical of the Soviet Union. —Sovietist, sovietist, n., adj.
study of the Soviet Union, especially its government, policies, etc. —Sovietologist, n.
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