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Shakhmatov, Aleksey Aleksandrovich

(Encyclopedia) Shakhmatov, Aleksey Aleksandrovich lksy´ lksän´drvch shôkmtôf´, 1864–1920, Russian philologist and historian. Shakhmatov's many books on the history of the Russian…

Belarusian language

(Encyclopedia) Belarusian language or White Russian: see Russian language; Slavic languages.

Ukrainian language

(Encyclopedia) Ukrainian language, also called Little Russian: see Russian language; Slavic languages.

Russian language

(Encyclopedia) Russian language, also called Great Russian, member of the East Slavic group of the Slavic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Slavic languages). The principal…

Norwich University

(Encyclopedia) Norwich University, at Northfield and Montpelier, Vt.; coeducational; founded 1819 as a private military college, opened 1820 at Norwich, Vt.; chartered under present name 1834, moved…

Voronin, Vladimir

(Encyclopedia) Voronin, Vladimir vläd´mr vrn´yn, 1941–, Moldovan political leader. Voronin rose through the ranks of the Communist party in what was then the USSR's Moldavian SSR to become…

Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin was a Romantic poet of the 19th century who has been called the father of Russian literature. His most famous work is the novel -- written in verse -- Eugene Onegin, a sweeping…

Brewer's: Russ

The Russian language; a Russian. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894RusselRuskinese A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y…

Native American Loan Words

Related Links American Indian Tribes Spanish Loan Words Asian Loan Words Foreign Words and Phrases From their earliest contact with traders and explorers, Native Americans…

Timeline: Russian Culture, Part II

Part II: Peter's Revolution and Aftermath     1703 1712 1714 1715 1726 1735 1736 1755 Next: The Golden Age       1703 Peter I (the Great)…