from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An admirer of Slavic peoples or their culture.
  • n. A person advocating the supremacy of Slavic culture, especially over western European influences, as in 19th-century Russia.

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  • n. One who is interested in the development and prosperity of the Slavic race.


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  • He has a reputation, too, of being a “modernizer”, which in the Muscovite context means only not an obscurantist or neo-Slavophile.

    Stromata Blog:

  • This is an attractive position to follow, and it certainly avoids falling into the crude trap of believing that the later novels are simply Slavophile or Christian manifestos.

    The Archbishop's Dostoevsky - TLS

  • The repeated railing against the corruptions of the West, the defence of a belligerent and militaristic foreign policy against Austria and Turkey, and, above all, the reiteration of the belief that Russians are the God-bearers of history, are familiar Slavophile themes to anyone who has read the literature of the 1870s.

    The Archbishop's Dostoevsky - TLS

  • The loud-mouthed Slavophile journalist is there in the very texture of the novels.

    The Archbishop's Dostoevsky - TLS

  • If you read any Russian history,one of the things you notice is that they alternate riegns between a Westernizing czar and a Slavophile czar.

    If the irony were any thicker ...

  • Leaving aside the high quality of his blogging, it's good to have another Slavophile on the Northern Ireland blogsphere.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Today's Slavophile Russian nationalists seem uncomfortable recalling that, despite his uncompromising critique of Western secularism, their avatar Fyodor Dostoyevsky always regarded Europe as Russia's "mother" civilization.

    An Orthodox balm for Europe: Orthodox Christians can help rebuild East-West ties.

  • A great deal of sympathy was expressed; a considerable amount of advice was volunteered; Ivan Petrovitch expressed his opinion that the young man was “a Slavophile, or something of that sort”; but that it was not a dangerous development.

    The Idiot

  • Kerensky and the Menshevik social reformers were extreme Westernizers; Lenin, a Russian from the Middle Volga region, was a "blend of Westernizer and Slavophile"; Stalin was a Georgian from the Caucasus Mountains.

    Where Europe Vanishes

  • He abhorred the violence, and recoiled from the extremism of the revolutionary groups, but this did not drive him into the arms of either the government or the Slavophile opposition.

    The Gentle Genius


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