- a person who is friendly to, admires, or prefers Russia or Russian customs, institutions, etc.
Origin of Russophile
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Examples from the Web for russophile
Molotov's Magic Lantern is a worthy addition to the growing canon of Russophile literature.Great Weekend Reads
The Daily Beast
January 22, 2011
It is most curious in what forms the Parisians display their Russophile propensities.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
He was simply a Bulgarian doctor, and was, moreover, strongly suspected of Russophile proclivities.Under the Red Crescent
Charles S. Ryan
His Russophile policy caused some adverse criticism in Hungary.
But the Ukrainian movement was confronted by a bitterly hostile Russophile bureaucracy.
A joke around a samovar reduces the rank of a particularly Russophile general.With the "Die-Hards" in Siberia
- an admirer of Russia or the former Soviet Union, its customs, political system, etc
- showing admiration of Russia or the former Soviet Union
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