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  • proper n. A fictional young cavalry officer who appears in numerous popular Russian jokes that poke fun at social sophistication and decorum while interacting with various characters from the novel War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy.


A Romanization of the Russian surname Ржевский. (Wiktionary)


  • "The city risks losing its lungs - the vast and beautiful forest parks such as the Yuntolovsky, Rzhevsky and Novoorlovsky parks,"

    The St. Petersburg Times

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