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  • n. Alternative spelling of tsarist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or characteristic of a czar


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  • The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, with its clumsy passages about a Jewish drive for world domination, was a concoction of the secret police in czarist Russia — a fact not conceded by the Russian government until 1993, a century after the toxins had leached into the anti-Semitic world.

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  • Gordimer's father, on the other hand, to avoid being conspicuous, turned a blind eye to any reminder of the oppression he had himself been subjected to in czarist

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  • Vladimir Lenin, who made the rise of Stalin possible, had called czarist Russia a “prison house of nations,” but the Soviet Union far outdid its predecessor in that regard.

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  • Since the mid-1990s, the nascent democratic transformation in Russia has given way to what may best be described as a "czarist" political system, in which all important decisions are taken by one man and his powerful coterie.

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  • The trumped-up charges and trial gave rise to world-wide protests and were treated by Trotsky as a czarist effort to stir up anti-Semitism always a useful outlet for discontent.

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  • Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis Trotsky ca. 1895 in photographs that accompanied an arrest warrant issued by the czarist police.

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  • Shub rescued from a damp cellar footage shot by the czar's cameramen and combined it with newsreel excerpts to craft a grim chronicle of the collapse of czarist Russia that contrasts scenes of the suffering poor with the doomed Imperial elite.

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  • (Soundbite of bell ringing) GARRELS: In the 16th century, the czarist forces moved south, conquering the long reach of the Volga and the basis of what we know is Russia.

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  • MOSCOW — President Dmitry Medvedev Monday signed into law an overhaul of Russia's biggest law-enforcement agency, restoring even its czarist name — "police."

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  • Many Jews joined the Bolsheviks to fight rampant anti-Semitism in czarist Russia and some were among the leaders of the Communist Party when it took power after the 1917 Revolution.

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