Spanish dictionary update

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 27 03:15:13 UTC 2013

Seems that the Soviet-era <troika> 'a Soviet triumvirate' has been EXTENDED
to a non-Soviet (~"Russkie") context, i.e. to Western Europe, with a
connotation of sinister, heartless, ham-fisted bureaucracy controlling the
fate of hapless millions. Maybe it's figurative (a slippery literary term
at best).

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