Troika

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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]

Politics[edit]

  • European troika, the tripartite committee led by the European Commission (Eurogroup) with the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, that organised loans to the governments of Greece, Ireland, Portugal, and Cyprus
  • OSCE Troika, chairmanship of the OSCE
  • NKVD troika, a commission of three for express judgment in the Soviet Union during the time of Joseph Stalin
  • Troika, one of the temporary triumvirates in the Soviet Union
  • Troika (Tunisia), a three-party alliance that governed Tunisia from 2011 to 2013
  • During the Presidency of Ronald Reagan three of his most senior White House advisers were known as "The Troika": they were White House Chief of Staff James Baker III, Counsellor to the President Ed Meese and Deputy White House Chief of Staff Michael Deaver.

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
  • Troyka, a British jazz band featuring pianist Kit Downes.

Books[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Troika card, electronic wallet card used on Moscow metro, buses, trolleybuses and trams
  • Troika Games, a now defunct computer game developer
  • Troika (ride), a carnival/amusement park thrill ride
  • Troika (chocolate), a brand of confection by Nidar AS (Norway)
  • The Troika (Kuala Lumpur), a condominium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Troika Dialog, the former name of Sberbank CIB, a multinational investment banking and asset management firm
  • Troika Heavy Machine Gun, a mounted heavy machine gun utilized by the Locust Horde in the Gears of War series of video games

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