Definition of Russia

1. Noun. A former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991.




2. Noun. Formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia.

3. Noun. A former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in the 17th and 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917.

4. Noun. A federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state.

Definition of Russia

1. n. A country of Europe and Asia.

Definition of Russia

1. Proper noun. A country in Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. The Country extends from the Gulf of Finland to the Pacific Ocean, and was part of the USSR from 1922 to 1991. Co-official name - ''Russian Federation,'' formerly the ''Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic'' (RSFSR), Capital and largest city ''Moscow'' ¹

2. Proper noun. (historical informal) The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (a very common name, although more formally Russia, the RSFSR, was one of several constituent republics of the USSR). ¹

3. Proper noun. (historical) The Russian Empire. ¹

4. Proper noun. (historical dated) Rus, the medieval East Slavic state. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Russia

1. Russian leather [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Russia

Russel
Russel Crouse
Russell
Russell's Periodontal Index
Russell's body
Russell's paradox
Russell's sign
Russell's syndrome
Russell's teapot
Russell's viper venom
Russell's viper venom clotting time
Russell bodies
Russell effect
Russell traction
Russenorsk
Russia
Russia leather
Russian
Russian-Canadian
Russian-speaking
Russian Blue
Russian Empire
Russian Federation
Russian Orthodox
Russian Orthodox Church
Russian Revolution
Russian River
Russian SFSR
Russian Sign Language
Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic

Literary usage of Russia

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1. Transcaucasia and Ararat: Being Notes of a Vacation Tour in the Autumn of 1876 by James Bryce Bryce (1896)
"South-eastern russia is hardly visited at all. Nijni Novgorod, whose great fair draws some few sightseers as well as men of business from Germany and the ..."

2. Transcaucasia and Ararat: Being Notes of a Vacation Tour in the Autumn of 1876 by James Bryce Bryce (1878)
"CHAPTER I. THE VOLGA AND THE STEPPE OF SOUTHERN russia. NORTH-WESTERN russia, although it is now pretty easy of access from Western Europe, and contains two ..."

3. Russian Political Institutions: The Growth and Development of These by Maksim Maksimovich Kovalevskiĭ (1902)
"Let us inquire as to the chief sources of information concerning the people that once inhabited russia. A traveler coming from the western shore of the ..."

4. Russian Political Institutions: The Growth and Development of These by Maksim Maksimovich Kovalevskiĭ (1902)
"Let us inquire as to the chief sources of information concerning the people that once inhabited russia. A traveler coming from the western shore of the ..."

5. Entente Diplomacy and the World: Matrix of the History of Europe, 1909-14 by Benno Aleksandrovīch fon- Zībert, George Abel Schreiner (1921)
"The United States found it necessary to safeguard its commercial interests in the Far East against persistent encroachment on the part of russia and Japan. ..."

6. A History of Greece: From Its Conquest by the Romans to the Present Time, B by George Finlay (1877)
"Conduct of russia.—Conduct of Great Britain.—Congress of Verona.—russian memoir on the pacification of Greece in.—Effect of this memoir. ..."

7. Peace Problems: Russia's Economics by N. Nordman (1919)
"On the" outbreak of the war, russia was one of the greatest states in the world. ... But exclusive of the Colonies, russia was almost seventy times larger ..."

8. The Path of the Modern Russian Stage: And Other Essays by Alexander Bakshy (1916)
"russia," he has said with an air ... of the problem to his complete satisfaction, " russia is properly a country of the East—the remote, intangible East, ..."

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