chistka

noun
chist·​ka | \ ˈchis(t)kə \
plural -s

Definition of chistka

: a political purge

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History and Etymology for chistka

Russian, literally, cleaning, cleansing, from chistit' to clean, from chisty clean, from Old Russian čistŭ; akin to Latin scindere to split

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“Chistka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chistka. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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