Great Russian

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Great Russian

A Russian. Used formerly in distinguishing ethnic Russians from other constituent peoples of the Soviet Union or the Russian Empire.

[Translation of Russian Velikorusskiĭ : velikiĭ, great + russkiĭ, Russian.]

Great Russian

1. (Languages) linguistics the technical name for Russian Compare Belarussian, Ukrainian
2. (Peoples) a member of the chief East Slavonic people of Russia
3. (Peoples) of or relating to this people or their language
4. (Languages) of or relating to this people or their language


(ˈrʌʃ ən)

a. a member of a Slavic people, the dominant ethnic group in the Russian Federation, whose historical homeland lies along the upper Volga and Oka rivers and adjacent areas.
b. the East Slavic language of this people: the official language of Russia or the Russian Federation. Abbr.: Russ
2. any native or citizen of Russia or the Russian Federation.
3. of or pertaining to Russia, its inhabitants, or their language.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Great Russian - a member of the chief stock of Russian people living in European RussiaGreat Russian - a member of the chief stock of Russian people living in European Russia; used to distinguish ethnic Russians from other peoples incorporated into Russia
Russian - a native or inhabitant of Russia
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On the last occasion when the great Russian bugbear provoked a division, he voted submissively with his Conservative allies.
Having decisively thrashed the great Russian Empire, Japan promptly set about dreaming a colossal dream of empire for herself.
I do not know how it is that the great Russians have the secret of simplicity.
The dances reflect the diverse cultures of the world, painting choreographic scenes, miniatures and one-act ballets against music of great Russian composers including Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov and Mikhail Glinka, among others.
The works by great Russian composer are characterized by open-hearted melodies, impressive harmonies, which evoke a profound emotional response.
Even the language is not the most correct criterion: Pushkin before the age of six spoke French, was a quarter Ethiopian, but became famous as a great Russian poet.
It changed the life of everyone in the land, earlier called Great Russian Empire.
The event, under the name Spectacular Russia, will feature pieces by some of the great Russian composers including Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Dmitri Schostakovich, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Alyabyev.
1840: Peter Tchaikovsky, the great Russian composer, was born in Kamsko-Votkinsk.
As the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy said, Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
1873: Sergei Rachmaninov, last of the great Russian Romantic composers, was born in Oneg.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Famous Turkish poet and winner of multiple national awards HE-seyin Haydar has recorded a video message in which he apologized to all 'the great Russian people' for Ankara's policies, including the downing of a Russian bomber over Syria in November 2015.

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