The name Russia is derived from Rus, a medieval state populated mostly by the East Slavs. However, this proper name became more prominent in the later history, and the country typically was called by its inhabitants “Русская Земля” (russkaya zemlya), which can be translated as “Russian Land” or “Land of Rus’”. In order to distinguish this state from other […]
Russia is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Belarus,Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It sharesmaritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait. At 17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is thelargest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth’s inhabited land area. Russia is also the world’s ninth most […]
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