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 formsRus·so·phil·i·a [ruhs-uh-fil-ee-uh] /ˌrʌs əˈfɪl i ə/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Molotov's Magic Lantern is a worthy addition to the growing canon of Russophile literature.

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British Dictionary definitions for russophile




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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