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What is a Babushka?

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Two women at Novospassky Monastery (New Saviour Monastery).
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Definition: A babushka is a Russian grandmother. To pronounce this word properly, put the stress on the first syllable: BAH-boosh-kah.

Sometimes the word babushka is thought to mean another Russian word, matryoshka.

Also Known As: baba, busia, bunica
Alternate Spellings: babyshka

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