non-Rus·​sian ˌnän-ˈrə-shən How to pronounce non-Russian (audio)
: not of, relating to, or characteristic of Russia or its people : not Russian
non-Russian tourists
For example, after the Russian revolution, non-Russian languages in the Soviet Union (which had been previously ignored) were put into use in the education system.Donna Christian
non-Russian noun
plural non-Russians
non-Russians living in Russia

Examples of non-Russian in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Britain’s Foreign Ministry announced a slew of new sanctions on non-Russian companies Tuesday, with the aim of targeting the global supply chains that support Russia’s military effort in Ukraine. Eve Sampson, Washington Post, 8 Aug. 2023 To be fair, many non-Russian analysts were also wide of the mark. Thomas E. Ricks, New York Times, 13 July 2023 And although the sanctions have banned transactions with major Russian banks, Moscow could easily have used non-Russian intermediaries when placing its Treasury holdings with Euroclear. Benn Steil, Foreign Affairs, 21 Mar. 2022 The perception of chess in China began to change after Xie Jun won the women’s world championship in 1991, becoming the first non-Russian, non-Georgian woman to hold the title. Dylan Loeb McClain, New York Times, 30 Apr. 2023 Europe, meanwhile, wants to hit its ambitious climate goals and address its need for non-Russian energy at the same time. Michael Birnbaum, Washington Post, 13 Apr. 2023 And even with the slate of new fuel agreements in Europe with non-Russian sources, deliveries won’t begin for at least a year, and in some cases several years. Patricia Cohen, New York Times, 10 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of non-Russian was in 1842

Dictionary Entries Near non-Russian

Cite this Entry

“Non-Russian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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