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:

    To be born in a new country one has to die in the motherland.
    Irina Mogilevskaya, Russian student. “Immigrating to the U.S.,” student paper in an English as a Second Language class, Hunter College, 1995.

    Louise, something in me tightens when an American intellectual’s eyes shine, and they start to talk to me about the Russian people. Something in me says, Watch it, a new version of Irish Catholicism is being offered for your faith.
    Warren Beatty (b. 1937)

    Other centuries had their driving forces. What will ours have been when men look far back to it one day? Maybe it won’t be the American Century, after all. Or the Russian Century or the Atomic Century. Wouldn’t it be wonderful, Phil, if it turned out to be everybody’s century, when people all over the world—free people—found a way to live together? I’d like to be around to see some of that, even the beginning.
    Moss Hart (1904–1961)