Russian

Russian refers to anything related to Russia, including:

  • Russians (russkiye), an ethnic group of the East Slavic peoples, primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries (where they are also known as Ruthenians or by other names)
  • Demographics of Russia (россиянин, rossiyánin), nationals of the country of Russia of any ethnicity
  • Russophone, Russian-speaking person (русскоговорящий, русскоязычный, russkogovoryashchy, russkoyazychny)
  • Russian language, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages
  • Russian alphabet
  • Russian cuisine

Russian may also refer to:

  • Russian dressing
  • The Russians - documentary book of Hedrick Smith about life in USSR in 1970's
  • Russian (comics), fictional Marvel Comics supervillain from The Punisher series
  • "Russians" (song), from the album The Dream of the Blue Turtles, by Sting
  • "Russian", from the album Tubular Bells 2003, by Mike Oldfield
  • Nik Russian, the perpetrator of a con committed in 2002

Famous quotes containing the word russian:

    Of all my Russian books, The Defense contains and diffuses the greatest “warmth”Mwhich may seem odd seeing how supremely abstract chess is supposed to be.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    An enormously vast field lies between “God exists” and “there is no God.” The truly wise man traverses it with great difficulty. A Russian knows one or the other of these two extremes, but is not interested in the middle ground. He usually knows nothing, or very little.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)

    That is almost the whole of Russian literature: the phenomenal coruscations of the souls of quite commonplace people.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)