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  1. Rus·sian
    IPA[ˈrəSHən]
  2. adjective

    • 1. relating to Russia, its people, or their language.

    noun

    • 1. a native or inhabitant of Russia, or a person of Russian descent.

    • 2. a person of Russian descent.

    • 3. (in general use) a national of the former Soviet Union.

    • 4. the East Slavic language of Russia.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: Russian, plural noun: Russians

    • adjective

      relating to Russia, its people, or their language.
    • noun

      a native or inhabitant of Russia, or a person of Russian descent.

      (in general use) a national of the former Soviet Union.

    • noun

      a Belarusian.

      an opponent of the Bolsheviks during the Russian Civil War.

    • adjective

      Belarusian.

      relating to the opponents of the Bolsheviks.

    • noun

      a Ukrainian person.
    • adjective

      relating to Ukraine.
    • noun

      the practice of loading a bullet into one chamber of a revolver, spinning the cylinder, and then pulling the trigger while pointing the gun at one's own head.

      an activity that is potentially very dangerous:

    • noun

      a Russian person (as distinguished from a member of any of the other peoples of the old Russian Empire).
    • adjective

      relating to Russia (as distinguished from any of the other territories of the old Russian Empire).
    • noun

      tea laced with rum and typically served with lemon.
    • noun

      see oleaster
    • noun

      a style of ballet developed at the Russian Imperial Ballet Academy, popularized in the West by Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes from 1909.
    • noun

      a boot that loosely encloses the wearer's calf.
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