[ noun ] (government,geography) 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
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
So the Kirov will fly back to Russia , minus a Chicago engagement , a serious loss for dance fans - and for the frustrated bookers , cancellation of one of the richest bookings in the country .
Splendid , too , is the performance of Yuri_Tolubeyev , one of Russia 's leading comedians , as Sancho_Panza , the fat , grotesque `` squire '' .(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)
Russia knows this , and that is why there were over 800000 competing for places as candidates for the Olympic gymnastic team .
Russia 's young gymnasts have studied dance before having the rigorous training on apparatus .
[ noun ] (government,geography) formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia
Used in print(John Cheever, "The Brigadier and the Golf Widow,"...)
He was brigadier of the club 's locker-room light infantry , and at one time or another declared war on Russia , Czechoslovakia , Yugoslavia , and China .
[ noun ] (geography) a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia; powerful in 17-18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great; overthrown by revolution in 1917
Used in print(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)
Each failed catastrophically in an invasion of Russia and each brought ruin on the country that worshipped him .
[ noun ] (government,geography) a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
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