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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 langua...

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 .

Shakhmatov, Aleksey Aleksandrovich

(Encyclopedia) Shakhmatov, Aleksey Aleksandrovich əlĭksyā´ əlĭksän´drəvĭch shôkmətôf´ [key], 1864–1920, Russian philologist and historian. Shakhmatov's many books on the history of the Russia...

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 to Northf...

Voronin, Vladimir

(Encyclopedia) Voronin, Vladimir vlädē´mēr vōrōn´yĭn [key], 1941–, Moldovan political leader. Voronin rose through the ranks of the Communist party in what was then the USSR's Moldavian SSR to beco...

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,…

Russian literature

(Encyclopedia) Russian literature, literary works mainly produced in the historic area of Russia, written in its earliest days in Church Slavonic and after the 17th cent. in the Russian language. Ear...

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 …

Timeline: Russian Culture, Part II

Part II: Peter's Revolution and Aftermath by David Johnson 1703 1712 1714 1715 1726 1735 1736 1755 Next: The Golden Age 1703 Peter I (the Great) edits Russia's first newspaper; f…