One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who is friendly towards or fond of Russia, especially someone who is sympathetic to the political system and customs of the former Soviet Union.
- ‘Darrow, a longtime Russophile, lived in Russia when it was still the USSR.’
- ‘Despite being politically inactive, he was accused of being a Russophile and was even framed for organising a plot against the prime minister.’
- ‘When boutiques on London's Diamond Row heard about the shindig at Kensington Palace next month, where Russophiles and a selection of oligarchs will gather to hear the Prince's aims, they all wanted to be associated.’
- ‘In addition, the book, while occasionally based on primary sources, such as interviews, is written by an admitted Russophile, and is sparsely documented.’
- ‘If a Russophile is elected, they can get by with Russian assistance (which Putin would be happy to provide).’
- ‘In the British government the Russophiles were in a minority and in February 1909 Edward VII undertook a state visit to Berlin.’
- ‘I've heard this story a hundred times; as an old Russophile I am well acquainted with the story.’
- ‘My last few posts on the subject notwithstanding, anyone who knows me can vouch for my credentials as a long-standing and ardent Russophile.’
- ‘The Hermitage is filled with European art, real and copied, yet the Tsars who built the collection were themselves Russophiles.’
- ‘This rich, authoritative biography is written by an American Russophile who knew him personally.’
- ‘To fans of Cold War-era espionage thrillers, it is a place where effete Russophiles in homburgs and trench coats meet to exchange briefcases and bodily fluids.’
- ‘Despite being a confirmed Russophile, Rod is willing shoestring Scarborough to defeat the rouble-rousers Chelksi on Saturday.’
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