Pronunciation: (rush'u-nīz"),[key] —v.t.,-ized, -iz•ing. 1. to make Russian; impart Russian characteristics to.
2. to subordinate and force to adhere to Russian culture, ideology, etc.
3. (sometimes l.c.) to treat (leather) by a process similar to that used on Russia leather or by any process that will produce such leather. Also,esp. Brit.,Rus'sian•ise".