Russianism


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Russianism

something characteristic of or influenced by Russia, its people, customs, language, etc.
See also: Art, Language, Russia
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The US avoided the native and quixotic 'Qazaqstan', but adopted Kazakhstan; even though the kh in the middle of the word is clearly a Russianism (as are Russian used suffixes, ov/ev ending on most Central Eurasian names--eg Nazarbayev, Karimov, Rakhmonov, and Niyazov).
Russia's current fiscal debacle is not a novelty--failure runs in the family, and the story of the collapse of the Soviet military is the very paradigm of Russianism.