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Little Russia

former name for the region consisting mainly of Ukraine but sometimes considered as including adjacent areas. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • I had a rather extensive connexion in Little Russia at that time.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • Mazeppa, as we have seen, was at this time hetman of the Cossacks of Little Russia.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • It is like that of any other middle-class landowner in Little Russia.

  • "There is none," returned the child, in the dialect of Little Russia.

  • Let us go together—to the Caucasus, or simply to Little Russia to eat dumplings.

    Rudin Ivan Turgenev
  • Little Russia, the seat of turmoil, is the home of the Ruthenians, or Ukranians.

    Our Foreigners Samuel P. Orth
  • What ecstasy; what splendour has a summer day in Little Russia!

    Essays on Russian Novelists William Lyon Phelps
  • Mihalevitch's talk had a strong flavour of his mother-country, Little Russia.

    A House of Gentlefolk Ivan Turgenev
  • We sat by the window, cracking dried sunflower seeds, and looking out at the steppes of Little Russia.

  • In Little Russia the people already had the right of electing their local officials.

British Dictionary definitions for Little Russia

Little Russia

a region of the former Soviet Union, consisting chiefly of Ukraine
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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