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 (slä′və-fīl′) also Slav·o·phil (-fĭl)
1. An admirer of Slavic peoples or their culture.
2. A person advocating the supremacy of Slavic culture, especially over western European influences, as in 19th-century Russia.

Sla·voph′i·lism (slə-vŏf′ə-lĭz′əm) n.
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(ˈslɑːvəʊfɪl; -ˌfaɪl) or


1. (Peoples) a person who admires the Slavs or their cultures
2. (Historical Terms) (sometimes not capital) (in 19th-century Russia) a person who believed in the superiority and advocated the supremacy of the Slavs
3. (Peoples) admiring the Slavs and Slavonic culture, etc
4. (Historical Terms) (sometimes not capital) (in 19th-century Russia) of, characteristic of, or relating to the Slavophiles
Slavophilism n
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(ˈslɑ vəˌfaɪl, -fɪl, ˈslæv ə-)

also Slav•o•phil


a person who greatly admires the Slavs and Slavic ways.
Sla•voph•i•lism (sləˈvɒf əˌlɪz əm, ˈslɑ və fɪˌlɪz əm, ˈslæv ə-) n.
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References in classic literature ?
A great deal of sympathy was expressed; a considerable amount of advice was volunteered; Ivan Petrovitch expressed his opinion that the young man was "a Slavophile, or something of that sort"; but that it was not a dangerous development.
She was in love with all the new princes and princesses who married into the imperial family; she had been in love with a high dignitary of the Church, a vicar, and a parish priest; she had been in love with a journalist, three Slavophiles, with Komissarov, with a minister, a doctor, an English missionary and Karenin.
After Andrei Sakharov claimed that Solzhenitsyn opposed universal democratic ideals, he was branded a Slavophile fanatic and religious zealot.
For someone steeped in Russian history, the flirtation with international human rights law in the 1990s seems another instance of the enduring tension in Russian culture between admiration of, and a desire to belong to, the West, and the Slavophile assertion of a unique national identity rooted in Byzantium and periodic triumphs over foreign invaders, whether Mongol, Lithuanian-Polish, French, or German.
Prenant en compte le facteur historique, il est important de remarquer que si la Bessarabie est roumaine depuis ses origines, la Transnistrie reste Slavophile. Ainsi, le facteur historique divise la conscience nationale des Moldaves.
(5) Solovyov identified him as the first Slavophile and subscribed to his belief that Russia's woes and sufferings were the consequence of the great and unacknowledged sin of schism.
135), which originated in a Slavophile campaign against Western influence but whose target was subsequently narrowed to Jews.
Neither Westernizer nor Slavophile, he viewed the village as "the source of moral purity"--without romanticizing the commune--while also promoting literacy and founding the first public library for serfs in his province (218).
Solzhenitsyn is no more a religious fanatic than he is an unreflective Slavophile. The Red Wheel makes a devastating critique of the cronyism, ineptitude, and injustice of the tsarist regime, especially when it went to war.
1885) condenses the Slavophile perspective articulated during the 1830s and 1840s, and recasts it in the mold of 1860s pragmatism and Realpolitik toward a broader, pan-Slavic purpose.