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Dictionary definition for: Russia

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

2. (n) formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia

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

4. (n) a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state

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