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Russian cottage or large country house, used as a second home. Russian “daca”=a grant or gift of land < “dat”=to give.

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Writing used as political propaganda; 1920’s Russian Communist Party department. Russian “agitatsaya”=agitation + “propaganda.”

A decree with the force of law. Russian “ukaz”=an order or a decree < “ukazat”=to direct or order.

Driver of a post-horse. Russian “yamshchik” < “yam”=posting horse < Persian “yam”=post-horse.

Alcoholic drink from grain but most often potatoes. From Russian “vodka”=little water < “voda”=water + “-ka”=diminutive.

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