History UsefulNotes / Russia

25th Sep '16 3:20:14 AM SSJMagus
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** Old generalized distinctive terms are: ''Great'' Russia (now just "Russia,") ''Small'' Russia ("Malorossia," now "Ukraine,") ''White'' Russia (verbatim: "Belorussia,") and ''New'' Russia ("Novorossia," now Southern Russia and some parts of eastern and south Ukraine, including an unrecognized rebel confederacy of this very name, also known as the People's Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk or LDNR). Derivative terms refers to inhabitants of those territories. E.g. even if semi-nomadic Don {{Cossacks}} ethnically were ''not'' exactly the same as their neighbours, they still lived in "Small Russia" (Creator/NikolaiGogol who lived there used this common term when it was relevant). This is why the [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia tsar]] was referred to as "Emperor and Autocrat of ''All the Russias''."

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** Old generalized distinctive terms are: ''Great'' Russia (now just "Russia,") ''Small'' Russia ("Malorossia," now "Ukraine,") ''White'' Russia (verbatim: "Belorussia,") and ''New'' Russia ("Novorossia," now Southern Russia and some parts of eastern and south Ukraine, including an unrecognized rebel confederacy of this very name, also known as the People's Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk or LDNR). [[note]]As a result, even ''saying'' "Novorossia" is offensive to many ethnic Ukrainians, especially Ukrainian nationalists.[[/note]] Derivative terms refers to inhabitants of those territories. E.g. even if semi-nomadic Don {{Cossacks}} ethnically were ''not'' exactly the same as their neighbours, they still lived in "Small Russia" (Creator/NikolaiGogol who lived there used this common term when it was relevant). This is why the [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia tsar]] was referred to as "Emperor and Autocrat of ''All the Russias''."
19th Sep '16 6:59:28 AM lakingsif
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Russia ('''Russian:''' ''Россия, Rossiya''), also known as the Russian Federation ('''Russian:''' ''Российская Федерация, Rossiyskaya Federatsiya''), is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects and two territories disputed with Ukraine. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with UsefulNotes/{{Norway}}, UsefulNotes/{{Finland}}, UsefulNotes/{{Estonia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Latvia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Lithuania}}, UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), UsefulNotes/{{Belarus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}}, UsefulNotes/{{Georgia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Azerbaijan}}, UsefulNotes/{{Kazakhstan}}, UsefulNotes/{{China}}, UsefulNotes/{{Mongolia}}, and UsefulNotes/NorthKorea. It shares maritime borders with UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} by the Sea of Okhotsk and the [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates U.S.]] state of UsefulNotes/{{Alaska}} across the Bering Strait. At 17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia is also the world's ninth most populous nation with 143 million people as of 2012. Extending across the entirety of northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms.

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Russia ('''Russian:''' ''Россия, Rossiya''), also known as the Russian Federation ('''Russian:''' ''Российская Федерация, Rossiyskaya Federatsiya''), is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects and two territories disputed with Ukraine. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with UsefulNotes/{{Norway}}, UsefulNotes/{{Finland}}, UsefulNotes/{{Estonia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Latvia}}, UsefulNotes/{{Lithuania}}, UsefulNotes/{{Poland}} (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), UsefulNotes/{{Belarus}}, UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}}, UsefulNotes/{{Georgia}}, UsefulNotes/GeorgiaEurope, UsefulNotes/{{Azerbaijan}}, UsefulNotes/{{Kazakhstan}}, UsefulNotes/{{China}}, UsefulNotes/{{Mongolia}}, and UsefulNotes/NorthKorea. It shares maritime borders with UsefulNotes/{{Japan}} by the Sea of Okhotsk and the [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates U.S.]] state of UsefulNotes/{{Alaska}} across the Bering Strait. At 17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia is also the world's ninth most populous nation with 143 million people as of 2012. Extending across the entirety of northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms.
9th Aug '16 5:11:58 AM Morgenthaler
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** TheSovietTwenties

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21st Jun '16 1:57:39 PM Brick3621
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* {{Dacha}}

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* {{Dacha}}UsefulNotes/{{Dacha}}
3rd Mar '16 3:49:07 PM hamza678
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11th Feb '16 2:43:07 AM Dimas28
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To ease the listing, the subjects will be divided based on the federal districts (федера́льные округа́) dividing Russia into 9 regions. This division is not the same as an economic region, which divides Russia based on a particular industry that each region specializes. They are:

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To ease the listing, the subjects will be divided based on the federal districts (федера́льные округа́) dividing Russia into 9 regions. This division is not the same as an economic region, which divides Russia based on a particular industry that each region specializes. For republics and autonomous okrugs, the ethnic group that the subject is named after will also be listed. They are:



** '''Republic of Karelia''' (Capital: Petrozavodsk)
** '''Komi Republic''' (Capital: Syktyvkar)
** '''Nenets Automonous Okrug''' (Capital: Naryan-Mar)

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** '''Republic of Karelia''' (Capital: Petrozavodsk)
Petrozavodsk) ‒ Named after the Karelians (7.4% of total population), an Uralic ethnic group.
** '''Komi Republic''' (Capital: Syktyvkar)
Syktyvkar) ‒ Named after the Komi (23.7% of total population), an Uralic ethnic group.
** '''Nenets Automonous Okrug''' (Capital: Naryan-Mar)Naryan-Mar) ‒ Named after the Nenets (18% of total population), an Uralic ethnic group.



** '''Republic of Baskhortostan''' (Capital: Ufa)
** '''Chuvash Republic''' (Capital: Cheboksary)
** '''Mari El Republic''' (Capital: Yoshkar-Ola)
** '''Republic of Mordovia''' (Capital: Saransk)
** '''Republic of Tatarstan''' (Capital: Kazan)
** '''Udmurt Republic''' (Capital: Izhevsk)

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** '''Republic of Baskhortostan''' (Capital: Ufa)
Ufa) ‒ Named after the Bashkirs (29.5% of total population), a Turkic ethnic group.
** '''Chuvash Republic''' (Capital: Cheboksary)
Cheboksary) ‒ Named after the Chuvash (67.7% of total population), a Turkic ethnic group.
** '''Mari El Republic''' (Capital: Yoshkar-Ola)
Yoshkar-Ola) ‒ Named after the Mari (43.9% of total population), an Uralic ethnic group.
** '''Republic of Mordovia''' (Capital: Saransk)
Saransk) ‒ Named after the Mordvins (40% of total population), an Uralic ethnic group.
** '''Republic of Tatarstan''' (Capital: Kazan)
Kazan) ‒ Named after the Volga Tatars (53.2% of total population), an Turkic ethnic group.
** '''Udmurt Republic''' (Capital: Izhevsk)Izhevsk) ‒ Named after the Udmurts (28% of total population), an Uralic ethnic group.



** '''Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yugra''' (Capital: Khanty-Mansiysk)
** '''Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug''' (Capital: Salekhard)

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** '''Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yugra''' (Capital: Khanty-Mansiysk)
Khanty-Mansiysk) ‒ Named after the Khanty (1.3% of total population) and Mansi (0.8% of total population), both Uralic ethnic groups.
** '''Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug''' (Capital: Salekhard)
Salekhard) ‒ Named after the Nenets (5.9% of total population), an Uralic ethnic group.



** '''Republic of Adygea''' (Capital: Maykop)
** '''Republic of Kalmykia''' (Capital: Elista)

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** '''Republic of Adygea''' (Capital: Maykop)
Maykop) ‒ Named after the Adyghs (25.8% of total population), a Northwest Caucasian ethnic group.
** '''Republic of Kalmykia''' (Capital: Elista)Elista) ‒ Named after the Kalmyks (57.4% of total population), a Mongolic ethnic group.



** '''Chechen Republic''' (Capital: Grozny)
** '''Republic of Dagestan''' (Capital: Makhachkala)
** '''Republic of Ingushetia''' (Capital: Magas)
** '''Kabardino-Balkar Republic''' (Capital: Nalchik)
** '''Karachay-Cherkess Republic''' (Capital: Cherkessk)
** '''Republic of North Ossetia-Alania''' (Capital: Vladikavkaz)

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** '''Chechen Republic''' (Capital: Grozny)
Grozny) ‒ Named after the Chechens (95.3% of total population), a Northeast Caucasian ethnic group.
** '''Republic of Dagestan''' (Capital: Makhachkala)
Makhachkala) ‒ None in particular; the region is inhabited by a multitude of minority ethnic groups, some of whom are related, some of whom are unrelated to each other. "Dagestan" simply means "Abode of Mountains". Most of the minorities are primarily Northeast Caucasians.
** '''Republic of Ingushetia''' (Capital: Magas)
Magas) ‒ Named after the Ingushes (94.1% of total population), a Northeast Caucasian ethnic group.
** '''Kabardino-Balkar Republic''' (Capital: Nalchik)
Nalchik) ‒ Named after the Kabarday (57.2% of total population), a Northwest Caucasian ethnic group, and the Balkars (12.7% of total population), a Turkic ethnic group.
** '''Karachay-Cherkess Republic''' (Capital: Cherkessk)
Cherkessk) ‒ Named after the Karachays (41% of total population), a Turkic ethnic group, and the Cherkess (11.9% of total population), a Northwest Caucasian ethnic group.
** '''Republic of North Ossetia-Alania''' (Capital: Vladikavkaz)Vladikavkaz) ‒ Named after the Ossetians (65.1% of total population), an Indo-European ethnic group.



** '''Altai Republic''' (Capital: Gorno-Altaysk)
** '''Republic of Buryatia''' (Capital: Ulan-Ude)
** '''Republic of Khakassia''' (Capital: Abakan)
** '''Tuva Republic''' (Capital: Kyzyl)

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** '''Altai Republic''' (Capital: Gorno-Altaysk)
Gorno-Altaysk) ‒ Named after the Altay (34.5% of total population), a Turkic ethnic group.
** '''Republic of Buryatia''' (Capital: Ulan-Ude)
Ulan-Ude) ‒ Named after the Buryats (30% of total population), a Mongolic ethnic group.
** '''Republic of Khakassia''' (Capital: Abakan)
Abakan) ‒ Named after the Khakas (12.1% of total population), a Turkic ethnic group.
** '''Tuva Republic''' (Capital: Kyzyl)Kyzyl) ‒ Named after the Tyvans (82% of total population), a Turkic ethnic group.



** '''Sakha Republic''' (Capital: Yakutsk)
** '''Kamchatka Krai''' (Capital: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky)

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** '''Sakha Republic''' (Capital: Yakutsk)
Yakutsk) ‒ Named after the Yakuts (49.9% of total population), a Turkic ethnic group.
** '''Kamchatka Krai''' (Capital: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky)Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky)



** '''Chukotka Autonomous Okrug''' (Capital: Anadyr)
** '''Jewish Autonomous Oblast''' (Capital: Birobidzhan)

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** '''Chukotka Autonomous Okrug''' (Capital: Anadyr)
Anadyr) ‒ Named after the Chukchis (26.7% of total population), a Chukotko-Kamchatkan ethnic group.
** '''Jewish Autonomous Oblast''' (Capital: Birobidzhan)
Birobidzhan) ‒ Named after the Jews, who constitute 0.2% of the total population.



** '''Republic of Crimea''' (Capital: Simferopol)

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** '''Republic of Crimea''' (Capital: Simferopol)Simferopol) ‒ Named after the Crimean Tatars (12.6% of total population), a Turkic ethnic group.
9th Feb '16 5:37:38 AM Dimas28
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** '''Kostroma Oblast (Capital: Kostroma)

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** '''Kostroma Oblast Oblast''' (Capital: Kostroma)



** '''Nenets Automonous Okrug (Capital: Naryan-Mar)

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** '''Nenets Automonous Okrug Okrug''' (Capital: Naryan-Mar)



** '''Samara Oblast (Capital: Samara)

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** '''Samara Oblast Oblast''' (Capital: Samara)



** ''Republic of North Ossetia-Alania''' (Capital: Vladikavkaz)

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** ''Republic '''Republic of North Ossetia-Alania''' (Capital: Vladikavkaz)



** '''Republic of Khakassia'' (Capital: Abakan)

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** '''Republic of Khakassia'' Khakassia''' (Capital: Abakan)


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* '''Crimean Federal District''' is currently contested with Ukraine; most of the international world recognize this region as part of Ukraine. It includes:
** '''Republic of Crimea''' (Capital: Simferopol)
** '''Sevastopol''' (CFS)
9th Feb '16 5:31:52 AM Dimas28
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[[folder: Administrative divisions]]
Russia is a federation consisting of 83 federal subjects plus two more currently disputed with Ukraine, though recent years have seen the country becoming increasingly centralized that it acts more like provinces than federal subjects nowadays. Even without the change, the subjects are highly centralized by federation standards, since the nomination of the governor of each subject requires the approval of the President.

Nevertheless, each subject is still given devolved powers, which differ depending on what classification the subject get. There are six kinds of classification:
* Oblast (Область, ''Province''): The most numerous of the divisions. Each elects a governor and a local legislature, but uses the constitution of the Russian Federation.
* Republic (Республика): Autonomous division that not only elects a governor and a local legislature, but also a different constitution. Each republic is created with an ethnic minority (i.e. non-Slavs) in mind, so the republic is allowed to adopt the minority's language as a secondary official language.
* Krai (Край, ''Territory''): Actually, the name is an ArtifactTitle, since it by all means has identical responsibilities as an oblast. It is only given a different name because they are located in frontier regions.
* Autonomous okrug (Автономный округ, ''Autonomous district''): This subject has a substantial ethnic minority, but not enough to be defined as a republic, so it gets the same responsibilities as an oblast.
* City of federal significance (Город федерального значения): Self-explanatory. This designates cities that are important enough not to be placed in other divisions.
* Autonomous oblast (автономная область, ''Autonomous province''): There is only one of this in Russia. Again it functions more like an oblast.

To ease the listing, the subjects will be divided based on the federal districts (федера́льные округа́) dividing Russia into 9 regions. This division is not the same as an economic region, which divides Russia based on a particular industry that each region specializes. They are:
* '''Central Federal District''', includes:
** '''Belgorod Oblast''' (Capital: Belgorod)
** '''Bryansk Oblast''' (Capital: Bryansk)
** '''Ivanovo Oblast''' (Capital: Ivanovo)
** '''Kaluga Oblast''' (Capital: Kaluga)
** '''Kostroma Oblast (Capital: Kostroma)
** '''Kursk Oblast''' (Capital: Kursk)
** '''Lipetsk Oblast''' (Capital: Lipetsk)
** '''Moscow Oblast''' (Capital: None, ''de facto'' UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}})
** '''Oryol Oblast''' (Capital: Oryol)
** '''Ryazan Oblast''' (Capital: Ryazan)
** '''Smolensk Oblast''' (Capital: Smolensk)
** '''Tambov Oblast''' (Capital: Tambov)
** '''Tver Oblast''' (Capital: Tver)
** '''Tula Oblast''' (Capital: Tula)
** '''Vladimir Oblast''' (Capital: Vladimir)
** '''Voronezh Oblast''' (Capital: Voronezh)
** '''Yaroslavl Oblast''' (Capital: Yaroslavl)
** '''UsefulNotes/{{Moscow}}''' (CFS)

* '''Northwestern Federal District''', includes:
** '''Arkhangelsk Oblast''' (Capital: Arkhangelsk)
** '''Kaliningrad Oblast''' (Capital: Kaliningrad)
** '''Leningrad Oblast''' (Capital: None, ''de facto'' [[UsefulNotes/TheCityFormerlyKnownAs Saint Petersburg]])
** '''Murmansk Oblast''' (Capital: Murmansk)
** '''Novgorod Oblast''' (Capital: Veliky Novgorod)
** '''Pskov Oblast''' (Capital: Pskov)
** '''Vologda Oblast''' (Capital: Vologda)
** '''Republic of Karelia''' (Capital: Petrozavodsk)
** '''Komi Republic''' (Capital: Syktyvkar)
** '''Nenets Automonous Okrug (Capital: Naryan-Mar)
** '''[[UsefulNotes/TheCityFormerlyKnownAs Saint Petersburg]]''' (CFS)

* '''Volga Federal District''', includes:
** '''Kirov Oblast''' (Capital: Kirov)
** '''Nizhny Novgorod Oblast''' (Capital: Nizhny Novgorod)
** '''Orenburg Oblast''' (Capital: Orenburg)
** '''Penza Oblast''' (Capital: Penza)
** '''Samara Oblast (Capital: Samara)
** '''Saratov Oblast''' (Capital: Saratov)
** '''Ulyanovsk Oblast''' (Capital: Ulyanovsk)
** '''Republic of Baskhortostan''' (Capital: Ufa)
** '''Chuvash Republic''' (Capital: Cheboksary)
** '''Mari El Republic''' (Capital: Yoshkar-Ola)
** '''Republic of Mordovia''' (Capital: Saransk)
** '''Republic of Tatarstan''' (Capital: Kazan)
** '''Udmurt Republic''' (Capital: Izhevsk)
** '''Perm Krai''' (Capital: Perm)

* '''Ural Federal District''', includes:
** '''Chelyabinsk Oblast''' (Capital: Chelyabinsk)
** '''Kurgan Oblast''' (Capital: Kurgan)
** '''Sverdlovsk Oblast''' (Capital: Yekaterinburg)
** '''Tyumen Oblast''' (Capital: Tyumen)
** '''Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug—Yugra''' (Capital: Khanty-Mansiysk)
** '''Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug''' (Capital: Salekhard)

* '''Southern Federal District''', includes:
** '''Astrakhan Oblast''' (Capital: Astrakhan)
** '''Rostov Oblast''' (Capital: Rostov-on-Don)
** '''Volgograd Oblast''' (Capital: Volgograd)
** '''Republic of Adygea''' (Capital: Maykop)
** '''Republic of Kalmykia''' (Capital: Elista)
** '''Krasnodar Krai''' (Capital: Krasnodar)

* '''North Caucasian Federal District''', includes:
** '''Chechen Republic''' (Capital: Grozny)
** '''Republic of Dagestan''' (Capital: Makhachkala)
** '''Republic of Ingushetia''' (Capital: Magas)
** '''Kabardino-Balkar Republic''' (Capital: Nalchik)
** '''Karachay-Cherkess Republic''' (Capital: Cherkessk)
** ''Republic of North Ossetia-Alania''' (Capital: Vladikavkaz)
** '''Stavropol Krai''' (Capital: Stavropol)

* '''Siberian Federal District''', includes:
** '''Irkutsk Oblast''' (Capital: Irkutsk)
** '''Kemerovo Oblast''' (Capital: Kemerovo)
** '''Novosibirsk Oblast''' (Capital: Novosibirsk)
** '''Omsk Oblast''' (Capital: Omsk)
** '''Tomsk Oblast''' (Capital: Tomsk)
** '''Altai Republic''' (Capital: Gorno-Altaysk)
** '''Republic of Buryatia''' (Capital: Ulan-Ude)
** '''Republic of Khakassia'' (Capital: Abakan)
** '''Tuva Republic''' (Capital: Kyzyl)
** '''Altai Krai''' (Capital: Barnaul)
** '''Krasnoyarsk Krai''' (Capital: Krasnoyarsk)
** '''Zabaykalsky Krai''' (Capital: Chita)

* '''Far Eastern Federal District''', includes:
** '''Amur Oblast''' (Capital: Blagoveshchensk)
** '''Magadan Oblast''' (Capital: Magadan)
** '''Sakhalin Oblast''' (Capital: Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk)
** '''Sakha Republic''' (Capital: Yakutsk)
** '''Kamchatka Krai''' (Capital: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky)
** '''Khabarovsk Krai''' (Capital: Khabarovsk)
** '''Primorsky Krai''' (Capital: Vladivostok)
** '''Chukotka Autonomous Okrug''' (Capital: Anadyr)
** '''Jewish Autonomous Oblast''' (Capital: Birobidzhan)
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27th Jan '16 12:07:45 PM Morgenthaler
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** Old generalized distinctive terms are: ''Great'' Russia (now just "Russia,") ''Small'' Russia ("Malorossia," now "Ukraine,") ''White'' Russia (verbatim: "Belorussia,") and ''New'' Russia ("Novorossia," now Southern Russia and some parts of eastern and south Ukraine, including an unrecognized rebel confederacy of this very name, also known as the People's Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk or LDNR). Derivative terms refers to inhabitants of those territories. E.g. even if semi-nomadic Don {{Cossacks}} ethnically were ''not'' exactly the same as their neighbours, they still lived in "Small Russia" (Creator/NikolaiGogol who lived there used this common term when it was relevant). This is why the [[TsaristRussia tsar]] was referred to as "Emperor and Autocrat of ''All the Russias''."

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** Old generalized distinctive terms are: ''Great'' Russia (now just "Russia,") ''Small'' Russia ("Malorossia," now "Ukraine,") ''White'' Russia (verbatim: "Belorussia,") and ''New'' Russia ("Novorossia," now Southern Russia and some parts of eastern and south Ukraine, including an unrecognized rebel confederacy of this very name, also known as the People's Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk or LDNR). Derivative terms refers to inhabitants of those territories. E.g. even if semi-nomadic Don {{Cossacks}} ethnically were ''not'' exactly the same as their neighbours, they still lived in "Small Russia" (Creator/NikolaiGogol who lived there used this common term when it was relevant). This is why the [[TsaristRussia [[UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia tsar]] was referred to as "Emperor and Autocrat of ''All the Russias''."



* TsaristRussia

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* TsaristRussiaUsefulNotes/TsaristRussia



->After the fall of the USSR, Russia reused the colors of TsaristRussia, which had no specific meanings.

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->After the fall of the USSR, Russia reused the colors of TsaristRussia, UsefulNotes/TsaristRussia, which had no specific meanings.
27th Jan '16 12:00:31 PM Morgenthaler
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Following [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober the Russian Revolution and Red victory in the 1917-23 Civil War]], the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]], the world's first constitutionally socialist state and a recognized superpower, which played a decisive role in the Allied victory in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world's first spacecraft, and the first astronaut. The Russian Federation became the successor state of the Russian SFSR following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, and is recognized as the continuing legal personality of the Union state.

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Following [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober the Russian Revolution and Red victory in the 1917-23 Civil War]], the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic became the largest and leading constituent of the [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn Soviet Union]], the world's first constitutionally socialist state and a recognized superpower, which played a decisive role in the Allied victory in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. The Soviet era saw some of the most significant technological achievements of the 20th century, including the world's first spacecraft, and the first astronaut. The Russian Federation became the successor state of the Russian SFSR following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, and is recognized as the continuing legal personality of the Union state.



* SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn (A basic guide to the USSR)

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* SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn (A basic guide to the USSR)
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