A recent post reminds me of this question — which English words have been borrowed from Russian? Exclude words that are still used to refer only to Russian things, such as borscht, ruble, or samovar.
Wikipedia has what looks like a good list, including some that surprised them.
Here are my favorites, including some that I hadn’t thought of as Russian in origin until I saw Wikipedia. (I knew the Russian equivalents, but I hadn’t realized which way the borrowing went.)
Some also say “bistro” comes from Russian via French, but most sources that I’ve skimmed have been skeptical of that.
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