Great Russian

Great Russian

noun
1.
a member of the main stock of the Russian people, dwelling chiefly in the northern or central parts of the Russian Federation in Europe.
2.
the Russian language, excluding Ukrainian and Byelorussian.

Origin:
1885–90

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Great Russian
 
n
1.  linguistics the technical name for Russian Belarussian Compare Ukrainian
2.  a member of the chief East Slavonic people of Russia
 
adj
3.  of or relating to this people or their language

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