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Re: Modern russian derivatives

Posted by Psi on March 11, 2002

In Reply to: Modern russian derivatives posted by nn on March 11, 2002

: I wonder if there are any russian derivatives in modern English?

There are English words which are "borrowed" from the Russian, such as "dacha", "samovar", "troika".

Having "borrowed" them for such a long time it is unlikely we shall give them back.

Then there are more recent terms, such as "glasnost" and "perestroika", but they appear to apply to a specific period rather than being in general use.

psi