comrade, especially with reference to the former USSR
1919: Instead of addressing them according to revolutionary etiquette as Tovarish (comrade), he asked them their Christian names and that of their fathers, while telling them his own " The Times, 6 Dec 1919, p.10 col. C
1988: His Russian was derived from a fortnight"s crash course. "You"d better see what this, ah, thinks he wants." " Anthony Burgess, Any Old Iron
Etymology: Russian ÑÑÑ, from Turkic.
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