Ukraine vs Russian - What's the difference?

ukraine | russian |

As proper nouns the difference between ukraine and russian

is that ukraine is ukraine while russian is the russian language.

As a noun russian is

a person from russia.

As an adjective russian is

of or pertaining to russia.



(wikipedia Ukraine) (Name of Ukraine)

Alternative forms

* Ocraine; Ukrain; Ukrania, Ucrania

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A country in Eastern Europe; was long part of the Russian Empire, then of the Soviet Union. Official name: Ukraine.
  • * (seeCites)
  • Usage notes

    * Since the country's independence in 1991, style guides recommend Ukraine'' (as in "a musician from Ukraine"), without an article. Previously, the most common usage was ''the Ukraine (as in "a musician from the Ukraine").

    See also

    * * * * Little Russia * Ruthenia ----


    Alternative forms

    * (abbreviation):


    (en noun)
  • A person from Russia.
  • An ethnic Russian: a member of the East Slavic ethnic group which is native to, and constitutes the majority of the population of, Russia.
  • A domestic cat breed.
  • A cat of this breed.
  • A type of juggling ball with a hard outer shell, filled with salt, sand or another similar substance.
  • Derived terms

    * Russianize / Russianise ** Russianization / Russianisation

    See also


    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • The Russian language.
  • See also

    * (ru)


    (en adjective)
  • Of or pertaining to Russia.
  • Of or pertaining to the Russian language.
  • (dated) Of or pertaining to Rus.
  • Derived terms

    * Russian roulette * White Russian * Russian minutes

    See also

    ; Russian alphabet (Cyrillic) Vocabulary * Language list