Compared to such European languages as English or Portuguese, the Russian language has not been a major source of loan words, most of them representing cultural phenomena peculiar to Russia. Loan words from Russian are mostly spelt in katakana.
Here is a list of some words from Russian which have survived until the present day.
|Japanese (rōmaji)||Japanese (kanji/kana)||Russian||English meaning||Notes|
|икра||ikra, (red) caviar|
|kombināto||コンビナート||комбинат||industrial complex||Originated from the USSR.|
|matoryōshika||マトリョーシカ||матрёшка||matryoshka (Russian dolls)|
|noruma||ノルマ||норма||Quota||This use apparently comes from the Japanese prisoners of war used as slave labourers in the Soviet Union after the second world war.|
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