ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-Russian (audio)
: opposed to or hostile toward Russia or the Russian people
Moreover, the republican leaderships that had wavered during the coup sought to protect themselves from Moscow's retribution by wrapping themselves in anti-Russian and nationalist flags …Richard Sakwa

Examples of anti-Russian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The city is as anti-Russian as any these days, but some questioned what a Romantic-era poet from Moscow had to do with the current war. Sabra Ayres, Los Angeles Times, 23 Aug. 2023 The war in Ukraine and the subsequent influx of Russians into Georgia have led to a peak of anti-Russian sentiment, Nodia said, not even seen after the 2008 war between the two countries. Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 16 Aug. 2023 Belgorod has seen several attacks by anti-Russian forces in recent months, according to local officials. David L. Stern, Washington Post, 8 July 2023 Homes across the street are festooned with Ukrainian flags and anti-Russian slogans. Michael Crowley, New York Times, 3 July 2023 Even investigations into corruption are seen as anti-Russian. Andrei Kolesnikov, Foreign Affairs, 9 Sep. 2022 But all those soldiers and their cause are long gone, and anti-Russian sentiment here is perhaps as angry as any place in Ukraine. Anastacia Galouchka, Washington Post, 24 June 2023 In general, the West has been too blunt in demanding post-Soviet countries sacrifice their own interests for the anti-Russian cause, and too quick to threaten secondary sanctions. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 June 2023 Symbols like the flag associated with the Ukrainian Insurgent Army and the Galizien patch have become emblems of anti-Russian resistance and national pride. Thomas Gibbons-Neff, New York Times, 5 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1747, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-Russian was in 1747

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“Anti-Russian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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