Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Russia

play
geographical name Rus·sia \ˈrə-shə\

Definition of Russia

  1. 1 or formerly Muscovy play \ˈməs-kə-vē\ former empire E Europe & N Asia coextensive (except for Finland & Kars, a mountainous region now in NE Turkey) with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ∗ St. Petersburg

  2. 2 the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics —a popular usage despite the fact that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics included other republics besides Russia

  3. 3 or officially Russian Federation independent country in E Europe & N Asia bordering on Arctic & Pacific oceans & on Baltic & Black seas; a constituent republic (Russian Republic or Soviet Russia ) of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 1922–91 ∗ Moscow area 6,592,812 square miles (17,075,383 square kilometers), pop 148,000,000



Variants of russia

or Russian

Rossiya

play \rä-ˈsē-yə\

Rhymes with russia



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Russia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

of striking ability or excellence

Get Word of the Day daily email!