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Synonyms for muzhik

a Russian peasant (especially prior to 1917)

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Chudinov, "S kem voeval russkii muzhik v 1812 godu?
Most of the muzhiks I met saw pictures of Putin's mistresses, yachts and palaces, and well aware whose earnings pay for it.
As she awaits the oncoming train, the last thing she sees is "a little muzhik, muttering to himself .
To Anna, the muzhik is the impending death delivered by an anonymous class antagonist.
The romantic Cyrillic alphabet gives way to the lowly American English words, italicized as foreign to a Jewish intellectual, just as muzhik and troika are foreign, but more sympathetic than malted milk.
Over half of the non-party peasants joined the Trudoviks; a fact not even noticed by Kadets who remained suspicious of the muzhik.
That's when the Muzhik gets up and wraps the towel around my neck and swings me as hard as he can against the particleboard wall next to me and there are little swimming minnows before my eyes and finally I get some sleep so deep I even dream.
The peasant mentality of the Russian muzhik, Pipes had written in 1977, held "that cunning and coercion alone ensured survival: one employed cunning when weak, and cunning coupled with coercion when strong.
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They left our native land, the enslaved people for whom they wished to dedicate their lives, and everything which they held dearest and departed into the land where they could breathe more easily and to which our muzhik had come, to America.
Kirov, a popular speaker and the embodiment of the simple, good-natured Russian muzhik, represented a stark contrast with Stalin, who never shed his Georgian accent or dry speaking style.
Perhaps the author of the article on the lascivious muzhik (peasant) thought it incredible that he should have borne his real name, one possible root of which was the Russian word for "debauchery.
Through these and other tactics, such as the "radio chat,"(6) Yeltsin succeeded in reconstituting the traditional relationship between the ruler and the ruled, casting himself as a simple muzhik, a "man of the people," Russian style.
Tolstoy called the Swede "a German muzhik, a bourgeois, obtuse, lagging thirty years behind medical science" ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 89), but he nevertheless agreed to treat his recurrent stomach problems with the egg-based diet that seems to have been Westerlund's universal cure.
He used to say to him: "You are a muzhik [peasant], and therefore I can thrash you