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The word Russia has been used to refer to several Russian states:

  • Russian Federation, the modern successor state of Russian SFSR and the Soviet Union
  • The Soviet Union, a multinational union of socialist republics
  • Russian SFSR, a soviet republic in the union
  • Bolshevik Russia, the revolutionary state during the Russian Civil War
  • The Russian Empire (Russian: Российская империя), a multinational state that existed from 1721 to 1917
  • Muscovy, the Russian state that existed from the 14th century to the late 17th century.
  • Novgorod Republic, a Russian state between the 12th and 15th century
  • Kievan Rus', the first Russian state formed by Varangians at the end of the first millenium

It may also refer to: State motto (Russian): Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Translated: Workers of the world, unite!) Capital Moscow Official language None; Russian (de facto) Government Federation of Socialist republics/ Communist state Last Chairman of the Supreme Council Boris Yeltsin Area  - Total  - % water 1st in former Soviet Union 17,075,200 km² 0. ... Bolshevist Russia is a common term that refers to the Red side in the Russian government between the Bolsheviks October Revolution (November 7, 1917) and the constitution of the Soviet Union (December 30, 1922). ... Official language Russian Official Religion Russian Orthodox Christianity Capital Saint Petersburg (Petrograd 1914-1925) Area Approx. ... Muscovy (Moscow principality (княжество Московское) to Grand Duchy of Moscow (Великое Княжество Московское) to Russian Tsardom (Царство Русское)) is a traditional Western name for the Russian state that existed from the 14th century to the late 17th century. ... Medieval walls of Novgorod City The Novgorod Feudal Republic (Новгородская феодальная республика or Novgorodskaya feodalnaya respublika in Russian) was a powerful medieval state which stretched from the Baltic Sea to the Ural Mountains between the 12th and 15th century. ... Map of the the extent of Kievan Rus through the 11th century. ...

  • The land of the Rus', the east slavic people known today as Ukrainians, Belarusians and Russians (Russian: Русская земля, Latin: Ruthenia).

Its constituent parts, sometimes collectively referred to as All the Russias: Rus’ (Русь, ) was a medieval East Slavic nation, which, according to the most popular but by no means the only theory, took its name from its ruling warrior class with Scandinavian roots. ... Ruthenia is a name applied to parts of Eastern Europe which were populated by Eastern Slavic peoples, as well as to various states that existed in this territory in the past. ...

National motto: None Official language Russian (among many others in political subdivisions) Official script Cyrillic alphabet Capital Moscow Largest city Moscow President Vladimir Putin Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 1st 17,075,200 km² 0. ... Little Russia or Malorossiya (Russian: ) was the name for the territory of Ukraine applied in the time of the Russian Empire and earlier. ... The banner of White Ruthenia White Russia is a name that was historically applied to different regions in Eastern Europe, most often to the region that roughly corresponds to the present-day Belarus. ... Black Ruthenia (or Black Rus, Чорная Русь in Ruthenian language, RuÅ› Czarna in Polish) is the name of a historical territory in the southwestern part of contemporary Belarus on the upper reaches of the river Nioman. ... Novorossiya (Russian: , literally New Russia) is a historic area now mostly located in southern Ukraine, and partially in southern Russia. ...

Other places

Russia Township is a township located in Polk County, Minnesota. ... Russia (Locally pronounced ROO-she) is a village located in Shelby County, Ohio. ... Russia is a town located in Herkimer County, New York. ...


Ivan IV of Russia demonstrates his treasures to the English ambassador (1875) Muscovy Company (also called Russian Company or Muscovy Trading Company, Polish Kompania Moskiewska), was a trading company chartered in 1555. ... The Russia Tower was originally proposed for plots 2 and 3 of the Moscow International Business Center in 1994 as the worlds tallest building; a 648 meter, 125-storey tower. ...

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Russia emerged as a great world power during the reign of Peter the Great, who built Saint Petersburg as Russia’s new “window on the West” and moved the seat of government there in 1712.
On the north Russia is bounded by extensions of the Arctic Ocean: the Barents, Kara, Laptev, East Siberian, and Chukchi seas.
On the east the country is bounded by the Pacific Ocean and several of its extensions: the Bering Strait (which separates Russia from Alaska), the Bering Sea, the Sea of Okhotsk, and the Sea of Japan (East Sea).
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