Russophile

[ ruhs-uh-fahyl ]
/ ˈrʌs əˌfaɪl /

noun

a person who is friendly to, admires, or prefers Russia or Russian customs, institutions, etc.

Origin of Russophile

First recorded in 1890–95; Russo- + -phile

Related forms

Rus·so·phil·i·a [ruhs-uh-fil-ee-uh] /ˌrʌs əˈfɪl i ə/, noun
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Russophile

Russophil

/ (ˈrʌsəʊˌfaɪl) /

noun

an admirer of Russia or the former Soviet Union, its customs, political system, etc

adjective

showing admiration of Russia or the former Soviet Union
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