Origin of Russophobe

First recorded in 1880–85; Russo- + -phobe
Related formsRus·so·pho·bi·a, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  1. a person who feels intense and often irrational hatred (Russophobia) for Russia, or esp the former Soviet Union, its political system, etc
Derived FormsRussophobic, adjective
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