Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to Russia, an empire of eastern Europe and northern Asia, or its people.

Part of speech: noun

An inhabitant of Russia.

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Usage examples "russian":

  1. As you have just heard, she was at one time a spy in the service of the Russian government. - "In the Fog", Richard Harding Davis.
  2. The Russian New Year came and went. - "The Genius", Margaret Horton Potter.
  3. The hereditary prince was very active and, though he was unable to move his brother- in- law, the King of Prussia, to take active steps in his favour, he succeeded in securing the intervention of an Anglo- Russian force on his behalf. - "History of Holland", George Edmundson.