Kukuruznik

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Kukuruznik is a Russian word derived from "kukuruza", maize. It was used as a nickname for the following.

  • Polikarpov Po-2, a utility aircraft used extensively in agriculture
  • Antonov An-2, a purpose-built agricultural aircraft
  • Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union, known for indiscriminately introducing corn throughout the Soviet Union