Associations to the word «Russia»

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RUSSIA, 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
RUSSIA, 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).
RUSSIA, proper noun. (historical) The Russian Empire.
RUSSIA, proper noun. (historical) (dated) Rus, the medieval East Slavic state.
RUSSIA, proper noun. (dated) (countable) Any of several East Slavic states descended from the Rus, typically including Russia (Great Russia), Belarus (White Russia) and Ukraine (Little Russia or Kievan Russia).
RUSSIA GERMAN, noun. A member or descendant of any of the German communities which settled in the Russian Empire (Russia, Ukraine, etc) and either remain there or migrated on to the US, Argentina, back to Germany, etc.
RUSSIA GERMANS, noun. Plural of Russia German

Dictionary definition

RUSSIA, 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.
RUSSIA, noun. Formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia.
RUSSIA, 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.
RUSSIA, noun. A federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state.

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