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An admirer of Russia or its people, language, or culture.

Rus′so·phil′i·a (-fĭl′ē-ə) n.


(ˈrʌsəʊˌfaɪl) or


an admirer of Russia or the former Soviet Union, its customs, political system, etc
showing admiration of Russia or the former Soviet Union


Someone who admires Russia, its culture, or its people.
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Many reports suggest Praimedia's affiliation to Nikolay Malinov, the head of the National Russophile Movement, a former official of the Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP) and the ex-publisher of its newspaper, Duma ("Word").
AbdE-rrezzak Bedirhan: Ottoman Kurd and Russophile in the Twilight of Empire.
As a Russophile since my teenage years (all that Dostoevsky, Chekov, Pasternak and Mandelstam on the brain), I had hoped that economics would lead Russia towards global integration, as it did India and China in the 1990s.
However, the October revolution in Russia in 1917 which dismantled the Tsarist regime and led to the creation of the Communist government became the starting point for the change of the traditional Russophile attitudes of Slovaks towards more negative meaning.
41) The affair with Heinemann resulted in pregnancy, and he eventually appears as the self-absorbed Russophile in 'The Dill Pickle'.
Instilled with a love of Dostoyevsky and of the movies by his "cine-addict" and Russophile father on Mindanao, where Diaz spent his isolated childhood--"I lived in the woods with all the deadly mosquitoes, snakes, and crocodiles," he jokes--the director has frequently imported incidents and themes from the Russian novelist into his own sprawling ruminations on sin, free will, and redemption.
They found a refuge in the abbey of Visegrad in Hungary, whose Russophile King Andrew married Anastasia, the daughter of the Russian ruler Jaroslav.
In the next essential memorandum to the Russian government in 1881, which reflected the views of the radical and somewhat Russophile wing of the national movement led by Carl Robert Jakobson, a newspaper editor, the central political proposal was for the reform of the provincial self-government with an equal representation for the Estonians with the Baltic Germans and the unification of the areas populated by Estonians into one administrative unit (national province).
For example, the Iranian elite have since the mid-19th century been divided into Anglophile, Russophile, Francophile, Americophile, and now even Chinophile.
Menashe is not only an unabashed cinephile; he is also a Russophile who brings the devotee's passion to everything he discusses.
I have to confess that once Adam Michnik, a great Polish journalist and dissident, a legend of the Solidarity movement in Poland who acts now as editor-inchief of the biggest Polish daily, Gazeta Wyborcza, hit the bull's eye describing himself as an anti-Soviet Russophile.
British Russophile and translator Rosamund Bartlett is an authority on Russian culture and history and the author of a critically acclaimed biography of celebrated Russian short story writer Anton Chekhov, Chekhov: Scenes from a Life (2004).