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.
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How to use Great Russian in a sentence
Their language is a separate Slavic tongue, and not merely a dialect of the Great Russian.
It was sung in Great Russian by a man who was working outside the room in which he was engaged in orchestrating his Undine.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
British Dictionary definitions for Great Russian
of or relating to this people or their language
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