[shvair-nik; Russian shvyer-nyik]
- Ni·ko·lai [nik-uh-lahy; Russian nyi-kuh-lahy] /ˈnɪk əˌlaɪ; Russian nyɪ kʌˈlaɪ/, 1888–1970, Russian government official: president of the Soviet Union 1946–53.
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Examples from the Web for shvernik
An interview was arranged for Mr. Smith with Mr. Shvernik for that afternoon.
When he was gone and they were alone Mr. Shvernik went into his sales talk.
Shvernik said, "First you take a sizable portion of vodka, like this."
Shvernik's hand came up from under the desk and he pointed a heavy military revolver at his visitor.
Mr. Smith met Mr. Shvernik in the latter's office at two and they went through the usual amenities.