Spanish dictionary update

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 26 16:44:20 UTC 2013

A quick check of the NYTimes found a use in 1931 to the trio of Rykof,
Bukharin and Tomsky as the "Right opposition troika", likely a translation
(or lack thereof) from the Russian.

In 1953, the word is used to refer to the triumvirate succeeding Stalin
(Molotov, Malenkov, Beria).

By 1961, it is used for the Soviet arms control proposal giving
representatives of the West, the Soviet Union and non-aligned each a veto
over proposals.

On Fri, Jul 26, 2013 at 12:16 PM, David Barnhart <dbarnhart at>wrote:

> troika


The American Dialect Society -

More information about the Ads-l mailing list