krem·​lin·​ol·​o·​gy ˌkrem-lə-ˈnä-lə-jē How to pronounce kremlinology (audio)
often capitalized
: the study of the policies and practices of the former Soviet government
kremlinologist noun often capitalized

Example Sentences

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Word History

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kremlinology was in 1953

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“Kremlinology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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