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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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The populist AfD is anti-globalist, Eurosceptic and Russophile, all of which the CDU never was.
This provides the perfect international playing field for Putin, expanding unchallenged even into arenas which weren't historically Russophile.
Then, a coincidence: My then wife and I had taken Russian lessons--she's Russian-Canadian--and were and are deeply Russophile, and we were introduced to a Russian family in our hometown who had defected through Vienna at the height of the Cold War.
Is it possible the unlikely lovefest between far-left Russophile Julian Assange and the Trump team may go deeperand may have been going on for longerthan we think?
The shocking results of the American election in November 2016 will have an impact as well as a shockingly Russophile president whose grasp of China policy is clearly stuck in the talk shows and right wing websites of the last decade will surely present the Chinese with an array of opportunities.
Wilson was a Russophile, and he cherished the opportunity to discuss the language and its literature with this native son, although the two sparred over politics because the American was a supporter of the Soviet Union.
In tune with his Russophile outlook of the world, Trump has also called on Nato to shift attention from Russian deterrence to combating Islamic terrorism, which he regards as the greatest threat to US national security.
14) Michael Reynolds, "Abdurrezzak Bedirhan: Ottoman Kurd and Russophile in the Twilight of Empire," Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History 12, no.
Pares and Namier were also alarmed by German militarism and regarded the Soviet Union as a vital counterweight and potential ally--the former with the enthusiasm of a life-long Russophile (LD 8 December 1934), the latter with the hopefulness of a Jewish Zionist who saw in the Soviet state a powerful challenge to Nazism (Ng 2005, 634-35).
He does not ignore that, while the 2013-14 overthrow of the corrupt Russophile Viktor Yanukovych began with a peaceful occupation of Kiev's main square, it culminated in armed violence.
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.