Definition of Great Russian in English:

Great Russian

Line breaks: Great Rus|sian

adjective & noun

  • former term for Russian (language and people), as distinguished from other peoples and languages of the old Russian Empire.
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    • But when nostalgia for the old Russian Empire crept in, it became a kind of Great Russian chauvinism.
    • ‘He's known as the Great Russian composer, but his roots were in fact Ukrainian,’ she explains.
    • Thirteen bishops of Great Russian origin and merely two Ukrainian hierarchs were consecrated in the 1760s.

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