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    Question What is meaning of 'Russian reds' ?

    Dear Teacher,
    Recently, I have read a passage:
    The coffee was served in dainty cups with silver spoons on the saucers by a buxom blond waitress, who retreated hastily to the kitchen. Then, after some excited whispering behind the scenes, she returned, whipped away the silver spoons and substituted tin ones. The White Russian proprietors, had evidently lost property to the Russian reds and they weren't taking any chances with these "Chinese bandits."
    What is meaning of 'Russian reds' ?
    Thanks!
    Gong.

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    Re: What is meaning of 'Russian reds' ?

    Quote Originally Posted by gonghoujun View Post
    Dear Teacher,
    Recently, I have read a passage:
    The coffee was served in dainty cups with silver spoons on the saucers by a buxom blond waitress, who retreated hastily to the kitchen. Then, after some excited whispering behind the scenes, she returned, whipped away the silver spoons and substituted tin ones. The White Russian proprietors, had evidently lost property to the Russian reds and they weren't taking any chances with these "Chinese bandits."
    What is meaning of 'Russian reds' ?
    Thanks!
    Gong.
    Bolsheviks.
    Look here:
    red russians

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    Re: What is meaning of 'Russian reds' ?

    Dear Teacher Raymott ,
    I do not know the contents you have given me a link about 'Russian reds' . Would you like to explain it in detail for me?
    Thanks.
    G.

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    Re: What is meaning of 'Russian reds' ?

    Quote Originally Posted by gonghoujun View Post
    Dear Teacher Raymott ,
    I do not know the contents you have given me a link about 'Russian reds' . Would you like to explain it in detail for me?
    Thanks.
    G.
    A Red Russian is/was a communist. The Bolshevik's had a revolution in 1917.
    In your original sentence, the White Russians lost everything to the Bolshevik's during the Revolution.
    Red = Communist (in this case).

    From the site:
    "... In the 1900s two political parties began to form. The white Russians and the red Russians. The white Russians were the democrats ..."
    That is the first sentence. I don't think I could explain it any better than that website does.

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    Re: What is meaning of 'Russian reds' ?

    Dear Teacher Raymott ,
    Thank you very much for your kind /good answering! After reading it , I can understand the phrase 'Red Russian'.
    With best wishes.
    G.


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    Re: What is meaning of 'Russian reds' ?

    Bolsheviks is plural - you don't need an apostrophe

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