Ni·ko·lai [nik-uh-lahy; Russian nyi-kuh-lahy], /ˈnɪk əˌlaɪ; Russian nyɪ kʌˈlaɪ/, 1888–1970, Russian government official: president of the Soviet Union 1946–53.
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How to use Shvernik in a sentence
Shvernik's hand came up from under the desk and he pointed a heavy military revolver at his visitor.
Mr. Shvernik spoke excellent English so Mr. Smith was able to dismiss his interpreter-guide for the afternoon.
Mr. Smith met Mr. Shvernik in the latter's office at two and they went through the usual amenities.
Shvernik said, "Thus far we've rambled around hurriedly on a dozen subjects but now we must become definite."
Leonid Shvernik was even given a promotion on the strength of his so ably cracking the American market.