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:

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

    A criminal trial is like a Russian novel: it starts with exasperating slowness as the characters are introduced to a jury, then there are complications in the form of minor witnesses, the protagonist finally appears and contradictions arise to produce drama, and finally as both jury and spectators grow weary and confused the pace quickens, reaching its climax in passionate final argument.
    Clifford Irving (b. 1930)

    We are all dead men on leave.
    Eugene Leviné, Russian Jew, friend of Rosa Luxemburg’s lover, Jogiches. quoted in Men in Dark Times, “Rosa Luxemburg: 1871-1919,” sct. 3, Hannah Arendt (1968)