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Russian

associated in some way with Russia.

Russian blue
a breed of cats with short, dense, silver-tipped blue-colored coat and vivid green eyes.
Russian heavy draft
heavy draft or milk Russian horse, usually chestnut, also brown or bay.
Russian rabbit
a breed of white domestic rabbit with black extremities.
Russian trotter
light horse bred by mating Orlov horse and American trotters; all coat colors.
Russian wolfhound
see borzoi.
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But something about me was irreversibly different, a Russianness I was just learning I possessed cemented in the tiny fracture.
41) Without doubt it was much easier for Orthodox believers to be accepted as Russians: for many, including the proponents of Nikolai Ilminski's soft methods of Russification, the official state religion and Russianness were concepts almost identical in essence.
Instead of promoting nationalist myths on native soil, Diaghilev exported exoticized Russianness for wealthy French, British, and American clienteles.
Masha wants to straddle both cultures, to retain her Russianness while molding herself into a kind of carefree Cosmo girl.
The sheer glamour of their Russianness struck a chord with audiences as much as the whole-heartedness of their approach impressed the dance community.
What really comes across is his incredible pride and identification with his own personal story ( with his nation, his Russianness, his military background ( and I absolutely remember that about him.
Although the returnees do think of themselves as ethnically "Russian," they feel their Russianness to be challenged by the local population.
Berdiaev's years in France, where he spent most of his exile, only deepened his Russianness.