dacha dacha  /ˈdɑ tʃə/


  • (n) Russian country house


  1. A dacha need not be grand: a peasant's hut qualifies as a dacha when one room or a veranda is rented to a summer tourist.
  2. So on a snowy Moscow day, our team left the city for the drive to Putin's presidential dacha.
  3. Back at the dacha, with snow falling lightly outside, our dinner and discussion continue.


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  1. "They were starving in their dacha in the country," says Poliakoff, "because they couldn't grow any food, and a commissar of labourers broke down outside their door. He came in and said, 'Can I use the telephone?' and my grandfather showed...
    on Nov 19, 2009 By: Stephen Poliakoff Source: Independent

  2. "Let Medvedev work if he is supported by Putin," said Gennady, a pensioner. "We need stability . . I have a bank account. It is collecting interest. I have a flat. I bought a dacha. Why do we need something new? We don't need anything new."
    on Mar 2, 2008 By: Gennady Zyuganov Source: Financial Times

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