I cannot find anywhere how to say vegan in russian, only vegetarian.

  • I'm russian, and there is no "веган". Никто так не говорит, но надо дурить людей. (It sounds stupid, you have to say вегетарианец, maybe kids in school could say in other stupid way, which only they understand.)
    – user4435
    Feb 2, 2014 at 20:16
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    You say so just because you simply don't know about it. Here's a vegan group in ВКонтакте, in Russian, they all use the word веган.
    – Yellow Sky
    Feb 2, 2014 at 21:01
  • @user4435 Статья о веганах в википедии: Веганство.
    – Artemix
    Feb 3, 2014 at 10:18

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It is веган or (rarely) веганец in Russian, the word is a typical internationalism. The word for "veganism" is веганство (analogous to "вегетарианство") or just веганизм. This word has appeared pretty recently in Russian, so no major dictionary has it (some of the newest ones do have it), but in the Russian Wiki there is an article about it.

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