• WordNet 3.6
    • n Russia 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
    • n Russia 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
    • n Russia a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
    • n Russia formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The USA bought Alaska from Russia for 2 cents an acre
    • n Russia A country of Europe and Asia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Instead of a birthday cake, many children in Russia are given a birthday pie
    • n Russia Short for Russia leather.
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  • Robert Frost
    “If you don't know how great this country is, I know someone who does; Russia.”
  • Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    “For us in Russia communism is a dead dog. For many people in the West, it is still a living lion.”
  • Winston Churchill
    “Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. [About Russia]”
  • Bob Hope
    “The trees in Siberia are miles apart, that is why the dogs are so fast. [About Russia]”
  • John Swayze
    John Swayze
    “Russia has abolished God, but so far God has been tolerant.”
  • Friedrich Engels
    Friedrich Engels
    “It would appear that the natural frontier of Russia runs from Dantzic or perhaps Stettin to Trieste.”


In literature:

The mightiest efforts of Russia had been unable to save the kingdom from the hands of the invaders.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VI (of VIII)" by Various
Frederick offended the Empress of Russia by his witty tongue, and she also joined in the "ladies' war" against him.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
I am going to Russia to persuade the war party to abandon their designs.
"The International Spy" by Allen Upward
Russia is provided from East Prussia, Pomerania and Poland.
"Woman under socialism" by August Bebel
This spiritual and rationalizing movement had left Spain, Russia, and eastern Europe almost untouched.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
He was born in Russia in 1814, of a family of good position, belonging to the old nobility.
"Violence and the Labor Movement" by Robert Hunter
Since 1870 Russia has made war against Turkey and against Japan.
"German Problems and Personalities" by Charles Sarolea
He was also the maker of a machine for which the Tsar of Russia had made a standing offer of a million sterling.
"The Angel of the Revolution" by George Griffith
COUNT SZAPARY Ambassador to Russia.
"The Evidence in the Case" by James M. Beck
Dickens, received with great enthusiasm in Russia, was not appreciated by the English public.
"Contemporary Russian Novelists" by Serge Persky
Russia stole it by a shabby trick.
"Trusia" by Davis Brinton
Our wanderings would never have brought us to Russia, though.
"The Red Symbol" by John Ironside
Marie Antoinette Ordered Two Copies, One for the Emperor of Russia and One for Herself.
"The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun" by Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
War between Turkey and Russia stopped by Russia's approaching conflict with France.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 1" by Various
The SUBLIME PORTE and the EMPEROR OF RUSSIA, regarded in an aesthetical point of view, present examples of the Sublime and the Ridiculous.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
I have numerous friends in Russia.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
If Russia wishes to be saved, the army must be regenerated at any cost.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VII (of VIII)" by Various
The trouble was, this wasn't Russia.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
Russia had been no party to the guarantee of his kingdom.
"Napoleon's Marshals" by R. P. Dunn-Pattison
We were determined to leave Russia without a conflict.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume VIII (of VIII)" by various

In poetry:

Holy Russia, thou
Dost deserve to be
"Mother" called by all,
In our love to thee!
"To Russia" by Ivan Nikitin
Loudly to the fight
Then the Tsar did call--
Russia swift replied,
Coming one and all.
"To Russia" by Ivan Nikitin
E'en Russia's frozen north
Is dawning on our ken,
And sends Bakounine forth
To tell us it has men!
"The March Of Freedom" by Ernest Jones
Through all the struggles of the past,
Through all the years of war and want,
I gazed on Russia'a unique face
In silent awe and wonderment.
"On Early Trains" by Boris Pasternak
We met him sleeping as we came from Russia;
He woke, and waved, as troops went down the track.
You say that I should leave this task to others -
That I've been there and now I should come back.
""The major brought the boy out on the gun;..."" by Konstantin Simonov
The whispering words as we passed them - "God bless you!"
The eyes where they secretly wiped away tears!
And how they all promised they would be "soldatki",
- The words of old Russia from earlier years.
"Smolensk Roads" by Konstantin Simonov

In news:

MOSCOW — Two stadiums in Moscow will host some 2018 World Cup games, among the dozen arenas finalized by FIFA on Saturday for the first cup in Russia.
Russia's Laika and microbial hitchhikers were launched 50 years ago.
Russia wins men's bronze, beats Argentina 81-77.
Russia won the gold for the second consecutive time, beating Canada 3-2.
Russia terror attack kills six, wounds dozens in North Caucasus .
ON THE AIR in Russia.
2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi, Russia.
Russia's CTC to skew younger.
Russia's CTC inks Sony deal.
Worsening Outlook Sinks ADRs as CTC Tumbles: Russia Overnight.
CTC Media's CTC TV Russia Audience Gains, TNS-Global Says.
If the US Can't Engage Russia Culturally , Maybe Through Trade.
Russia's Heroic Literary Curmudgeon .
In the last years of his long and stubbornly contrarian life, Alexander Solzhenitsyn finally found a political system he could embrace: Vladimir Putin's Russia.
Don't drink dairy product and drive, Russia's top health official says.

In science:

Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia.
The Lyapunov Spectrum of a Continuous Product of Random Matrices
Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 117259, Moscow, Russia. ** On leave of absence from St.
Also at: Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics, Novosibirsk, 630090, Russia.
Critical temperature and density of spin-flips in the anisotropic random field Ising model
Taranov, “On scalar product for constrained systems”, Proceedings of IV International Seminar on High Energy Physics and Quantum Field Theory (Protvino, Russia, 1981) p.273.
String theory in Lorentz-invariant time-like gauge
Nesterenko, in Frontiers of Particle Physics – Proceedings of the Tenth Lomonosov Conference on Elementary Particle Physics, Moscow, Russia, 2001, edited by A.I.
Analytic Invariant Charge in QCD
Nesterenko, in Particle Physics at the Start of the New Mil lennium – Proceedings of the Ninth Lomonosov Conference on Elementary Particle Physics, Moscow, Russia, 1999, edited by A.I.
Analytic Invariant Charge in QCD
Baksan Laboratory, Russia Frejus tunnel, France/Italy Soudan iron mine, U.S.A.
Astrophysical Neutrino Telescopes
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, R-141980, Russia, and Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati, I-34014 Trieste, Italy.
Nuclear Matrix Elements of $0\nu\beta\beta$-Decay: Possible Test of the Calculations
Joint Institute of Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia.
Novel Geometrical Models of Relativistic Stars. I. The General Scheme
Joint Institute of Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia.
Novel Geometrical Models of Relativistic Stars III. The Point Particle Idealization
The SVD collaboration measured the pA → pK 0X using the 70 GeV proton beam at the IHEP accelerator in Russia.
Experimental Search for Pentaquarks
More than 37.000 crystal have already been produced at the Bogoroditsk (Russia).
Particle Detector R&D
In the meantime ” flying plate” experiments are being performed in Sandia Labs. (USA) and in Arzamas (Russia).
Basic notions of dense matter physics: applications to astronomy
The only words I want to tell are the words of encouraging to people who continue to obtain interesting physical results in spite of all difficulties which came down on science in Russia.
Highlight of Dubna-SPIN97 Workshop
Taglienti, Preliminary Results With Lattice Covariant Gauge, Presented at NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Lattice Fermions and Structure of the Vacuum, Dubna, Russia, 59 Oct 1999.
Results on the Gluon Propagator in Lattice Covariant Gauges