of or relating to Russia, its people, or their language.
a native or inhabitant of Russia.
a member of a Slavic people, the dominant ethnic group in the Russian Federation, whose historical homeland lies along the upper Volga and Oka rivers and adjacent areas.
the Slavic language of this people, written in the Cyrillic alphabet: the official language of Russia or the Russian Federation. Abbreviations: Russ, Russ.
Informal. Russian dressing.
- anti-Russian, adjective, noun
- half-Russian, adjective
- non-Russian, adjective, noun
- pro-Russian, adjective, noun
- pseudo-Russian, adjective, noun
- semi-Russian, adjective, noun
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How to use Russian in a sentence
After all, the Russians were about to mount a winter offensive of their own.
And by the “West,” Russians often mean American politicians.
Russians know they could do worse than Putin as president, and the West should keep in mind just how bad a successor might be.
Only 25 percent of Russians think that “gays should be free to live their own lives.”It Gets Better—but Mostly if You Live in a Rich, Democratic Country | Jay Michaelson | November 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Russians and Canadians have been the most aggressive in staking their claims—often with competing scientific data.
In the later half of the campaign of 1806 he hopelessly failed to make any headway against the Russians east of the Vistula.
The Russians, on the contrary, prefer orange-yellow transparent specimens.Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce | E. R. Billings.
The Russians were drawn up with the Alle at their backs, so that retreat was impossible, and only victory could save them.
At Krasnoi his feeble corps of six thousand men was surrounded by thirty thousand Russians.
This punishment kept the Montenegrins quiet for the future, and the Russians fell back on Cattaro.
British Dictionary definitions for Russian
the official language of Russia: an Indo-European language belonging to the East Slavonic branch
the official language of the former Soviet Union
a native or inhabitant of Russia
of, relating to, or characteristic of Russia, its people, or their language
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