russia has definitions from the fields of geography,government
[ 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

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(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

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(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

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(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)

Each failed catastrophically in an invasion of Russia and each brought ruin on the country that worshipped him .