Russian meaning

rŭsh'ən
Of or relating to Russia or its people, language, or culture.
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Of or relating to the former Soviet Union.
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The East Slavic language of the Russians, used as the official language of Russia and widely as a second language within the Commonwealth of Independent States.
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Of Russia or its people, language, or culture.
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A member of the chief Slavic people of Russia.
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The East Slavic language of the Russians.
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Origin of russian

  • Medieval Latin Russiānus from Old Russian Rusĭ Vikings, Rus from Old Norse rōdhs(menn) or rōdhs(karlar) seafarers from rōdhr rowing erə- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition