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[ruhs-uh-fahy] /ˈrʌs əˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), Russified, Russifying.
Russianize (defs 1, 2).
Origin of Russify
1860-65; russ(ian) + -ify; compare French russifier
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Russification, noun Unabridged
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  • Even here, however, Islam opposes a strong barrier to russification.

    Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace
  • The Treaty marks the end of the first stage in the russification of Manchuria.

  • Russian railroads in Manchuria were the well-selected tool for the russification and final annexation of the province.

    Influences of Geographic Environment Ellen Churchill Semple
  • But the efforts of the Finns to secure a modification of the russification policy were quite fruitless.


    John Spargo
  • During my wanderings in these northern provinces I have found villages in every stage of russification.

    Russia Donald Mackenzie Wallace
British Dictionary definitions for russification


verb -fies, -fying, -fied
(transitive) to cause to become Russian in character
Derived Forms
Russification, noun
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