Banderite

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1951, translation of Ukrainian банде́рівець (bandérivecʹ), formed with -ite, from the surname of w:Stepan Bandera (Степа́н Банде́ра, 1909–1959), a leader of revolutionary OUN-B faction of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. Compare Russian банде́ровец (bandɛ́rovec).

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Banderite (plural Banderites)

  1. A member of, or one who subscribes to the ideas of, the political movement of Stepan Bandera; more generally, a nationalist Ukrainian.
    • 2004, Evgenii D. Moniushko, David M. Glantz, From Leningrad to Hungary: Notes of a Red Army Soldier, 1941-1946, page 92.
      Shooting could not be avoided both times when we took into custody suspicious persons who turned out to be Banderites.

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Banderite (comparative more Banderite, superlative most Banderite)

  1. Of or related to Stepan Bandera or his political movement.

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Although the term is usually neutral in academic English, it is sometimes derogatory, especially in the context of the Soviet Union, Russia, or Eastern Ukraine.

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