- a member of the main stock of the Russian people, dwelling chiefly in the northern or central parts of the Russian Federation in Europe.
- the Russian language, excluding Ukrainian and Byelorussian.
Origin of Great Russian
First recorded in 1885–90
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- of or relating to this people or their language
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