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:

    Linnæus, setting out for Lapland, surveys his “comb” and “spare shirt,” “leathern breeches” and “gauze cap to keep off gnats,” with as much complacency as Bonaparte a park of artillery for the Russian campaign. The quiet bravery of the man is admirable.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    What man dare, I dare.
    Approach thou like the rugged Russian bear,
    The armed rhinoceros, or the Hyrcan tiger;
    Take any shape but that, and my firm nerves
    Shall never tremble. Or be alive again
    And dare me to the desert with thy sword.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    “I suppose with the French Revolution for a father and the Russian Revolution for a mother, you can very well dispense with a family,” he observed.
    Doris Lessing (b. 1919)