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anti-Russian combined form of Russian.
borzoi one of a breed of dogs originating in Russia, having a tall slender body, narrow head, and long silky hair; Russian wolfhound.
cedilla a diacritical mark (), placed under certain letters in French, Portuguese, Turkish, and Russian to indicate a particular pronunciation, as, in French, the sound of "s" for the letter "c".
Duma a Russian legislative assembly that met and was disbanded several times between 1905 and 1917.
Eastern Orthodox Church the modern group of Christian churches, such as the Russian and Greek Orthodox, that originated in the Eastern Roman Empire.
Eurocommunism a type of communism favored in some Western European nations, claimed to be independent of the Russian Communist party.
Fyodor Dostoevsky a Russian novelist (b.1821--d.1881).
glasnost an official Russian policy of openness and candor in social and political discussions.
icon a visual representation of a deity or sacred personage which is itself regarded as sacred, esp. in certain churches, such as the Russian Orthodox. [1/4 definitions]
KGB abbreviation of "Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopastnosti" (Russian); Committee of State Security; formerly, the security and intelligence organization of the Soviet Union.
Kremlin the Russian government, as symbolized by the Moscow Kremlin (prec. by "the"). [2/3 definitions]
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy Russian author and social critic (b.1828--d.1910).
Menshevik a member of the Russian Social Democratic party that opposed the more radical Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution. [1/2 definitions]
non-Russian combined form of Russian.
October Revolution see "Russian Revolution."
orthodox (cap.) of, concerning, or designating the Eastern Christian churches, such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox churches, or Orthodox Judaism or Jews. [1/4 definitions]
perestroika (Russian) restructuring or rebuilding; creating a new structure for an existing thing.
pirogi small pastry turnovers of Russian origin that are filled with meat, fish, cheese, potatoes, or the like.
Russian Federation a European and Asian country extending from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean, formerly the Russian Socialist Federative Soviet Republic; Russia.
Russianize to give a Russian appearance, sound, or character to; make Russian.
saltwort any of several related plants native to Europe and Asia that grow on salty soil or beaches, esp. Russian thistle.