Origin of Russify

1860–65; russ(ian) + -ify; compare French russifier
Related formsRus·si·fi·ca·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for russification

Historical Examples of russification

  • Even here, however, Islam opposes a strong barrier to Russification.


    Donald Mackenzie Wallace

  • The Treaty marks the end of the first stage in the Russification of Manchuria.

  • Russian railroads in Manchuria were the well-selected tool for the Russification and final annexation of the province.

  • But the efforts of the Finns to secure a modification of the Russification policy were quite fruitless.


    John Spargo

  • During my wanderings in these northern provinces I have found villages in every stage of Russification.


    Donald Mackenzie Wallace

British Dictionary definitions for russification


verb -fies, -fying or -fied
  1. (tr) to cause to become Russian in character
Derived FormsRussification, noun
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