Origin of Russian
Examples from the Web for russian
This is not the first time the director has fallen for Russian propaganda.
What it endangers is a narrow conception of Russian power, understood through the eyes of its dictatorial leader.
Unlike the Soviet Union at a certain period in history, the Russian economy does not hold a candle to that of the United States.
His first language was Russian, then he learned Swedish, but chooses to perform in monosyllabic broken English.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
And could the word "Russkiy," or 'Russian', offend ethnically non-Russian citizens around the country?Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible|Anna Nemtsova|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were driven out as the result of a Russian counterattack.
The Russian girl quickly recovered her spirits and once again abandoned herself to the gaieties of Nice.Remarkable Rogues|Charles Kingston
After the Russian revolution had begun, revolution was carried also into Mongolia.A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]|Wolfram Eberhard
I had frequently admired this coat, which was made of many fine Russian furs.An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody)|Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
In this respect the Russian army may be taken as a model by all others.The Art of War|Baron Henri de Jomini
British Dictionary definitions for russian
Word Origin and History for russian
1530s, from Medieval Latin Russianus, from Russia (see Russia). Slang or colloquial Russki "Russian" (1858) is from Russian Russkiy. Russian roulette attested from 1937. Russian dressing for salads is from 1915.