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Troika (from Russian: тройка, meaning "a set of three", or triumvirate, or three of a kind) may refer to:

Cultural tradition[edit]


  • Troika (triumvirate) of judges or political leaders
  • NKVD troika, a commission of three for express judgment in the Soviet Union during the time of Joseph Stalin
  • The tripartite committee led by the European Commission with the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, that organised loans to the governments of Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Cyprus. See Eurozone crisis
  • Troika (political ad), a controversial advertisement video released by presidential candidate Vladimir Zhirinovsky as a part of his campaign during the 2012 Russian presidential election, in the video Zhirinovsky whipped a donkey and claimed the animal was a symbol of Russia
  • Troika, the 3-party alliance that governed Tunisia

Music and art[edit]

  • "Troika", the fourth movement of Suite from Lieutenant Kijé by Sergei Prokofiev
  • "Troika", the eleventh movement of The Seasons by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • "Troika. Apprentices Fetch Water", a painting by Vasily Perov
  • Troika (album), a 2011 contemporary classical album by Julia Kogan and The St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic.
  • Troika Pottery a pottery company St Ives and Newlyn, Cornwall (1963-1983)
  • "Troika" (2010), Israeli-Russian short TV series by Leonid Prudovsky


  • The Troika, a 1997 novel by Stepan Chapman
  • Troika, a Hugo-Award nominated 2011 novella by Alastair Reynolds
  • Tale of the Troika, a 1968 satirical science fiction novel written by Boris and Arkady Strugatsky with illustrations by Yevgeniy Migunov

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