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Russia

geographical name Rus·sia \ˈrə-shə\

Definition of RUSSIA

1
or formerly Mus·co·vy \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
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
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

Rus·sia or Russian Ros·si·ya \rä-ˈsē-yə\

Rhymes with RUSSIA

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