muzhik :

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  • n  a Russian peasant (especially prior to 1917)

  • This was the muzhik from Kalinovka whom Stalin commanded to dance the gopak, the hayseed at whom Beria sneered years ago as "our beloved chicken statesman," "our potato politician.
  • Common wisecrack of super-cynical Russian Bolsheviks is: Russki muzhik vsyo zuplatitthe Russian peasant will pay for everything.
  • Even collective farms have failed to turn the mulish muzhik into a village Bolshevik.

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