Russia

Definitions of Russia
  1. noun
    a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
    synonyms: Russian Federation
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    Asian Russia
    the Russia that is part of Asia
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    country, land, state
    the territory occupied by a nation
  2. noun
    formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia
    synonyms: Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic, Soviet Russia
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    Soviet Socialist Republic
    one of the states that formerly made up the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (1922-1991)
  3. 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
    synonyms: Soviet Union, USSR, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
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    country, land, state
    the territory occupied by a nation
  4. 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
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    empire, imperium
    the domain ruled by an emperor or empress; the region over which imperial dominion is exercised
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