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were fairly common in pre- relations between a man and his daughter-in-law revolutionary rural Russia?
several months after
Vasili III of Russia divorced his wife, , on account of her barrenness, she is believed to have given birth to a son, who became the Solomonia Saburova Cossack robber Kudeyar?
Armenian oil magnate Alexander Mantashev (pictured) handpicked 50 talented young Armenians and sent them to study at the best universities of continental Europe and Russia?
British Parliament first guaranteed diplomatic immunity to foreign ambassadors in 1709, after Count , a Andrey Matveyev Russian resident in London, had been subjected by British bailiffs to verbal and physical abuse?
Soviet censors initially discouraged the performance of ", one of the most popular The Victory Day" Russian songs to come out of World War II?
one of the founders of modern
Russian psychiatry, , brother of the painter Pavel Jacobi , participated in the Valery Jacobi January Uprising in Poland and volunteered in the Army of the Vosges led by Giuseppe Garibaldi?
more than 700 of the
caricatures on display at Sardi's restaurant in New York City were drawn by a Russian refugee in exchange for meals at the restaurant?
became Nikolai Panin Russia's first Olympic champion by winning the figure skating special figures event, the only year in which it was an Olympic event?
1831, Russian painter Yakov Kolokolnikov-Voronin (pictured) was deemed a "free artist" by the Imperial Academy of Arts?
1952 the Russian mathematician Veniamin Kagan (pictured) resigned from his post at Moscow State University partly as a result of anti-Semitic practices there?
in his poem
Dushenka, the 18th-century Ukrainian-born poet changed the setting of Ippolit Bogdanovich Apuleius's story about to a contemporary Cupid and Psyche Russian village?
cornerstone for the first museum of space exploration, the in Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky State Museum of the History of Cosmonautics Kaluga, Russia, was laid by Yuri Gagarin?
Greek colony of in present-day Phanagoria Russia was the seat of the last Bosporan kings, the capital of Great Bulgaria, and the residence of the exiled Emperor Justinian II?
Russian in victory at Molodi 1572 put a stop to the northward expansion of the Ottoman Empire into present-day Russia?
Russian was dissolved in 1920 after a decision of the 2nd Party of Revolutionary Communism Comintern congress, which ordered there could only be one communist party in each country?
Russian clown celebrated the 20th anniversary of his theater by organizing its funerals?
Slava Polunin the
Russian composers Peter Tchaikovsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Serge Rachmaninoff used in their works?
Ukrainian folk melodies the
Russian frigate was completed in 1669 as the first Russian naval ship, and flew the earliest recorded white, blue, and red Oryol Russian flag?
Russian Byzantine historian was persuaded by Alexander Vasiliev Michael Rostovtzeff to defect in 1925?
honorary title has been bestowed on the citizenry of 27 City of Military Glory Russian cities for courage and heroism shown during the Great Patriotic War?
rauisuchian is known from Tsylmosuchus strata found in Russia that are early Olenekian in age, making it one of the earliest archosaurs?
Rus merchants travelling along the Volga trade route (pictured) brought goods from Northern Europe and Northwestern Russia as far as Baghdad?
Russian Admiral died days after his most famous victory—the Samuel Greig Battle of Hogland?
traveled overland the full length of Barthélemy de Lesseps Russia to deliver reports from the La Pérouse expedition to the French Ambassador in St. Petersburg and from there continued on to Paris?
, the largest Grigory Dmitriyevich Stroganov Russian landowner after the tsar, owned territories larger than modern Bulgaria or Iceland?
Sofia Petrovna, a book by Russian writer written in Lydia Chukovskaya 1939- 1940, and published in the West in 1960s, was published in the Soviet Union only in 1988?
, a A Gift to Young Housewives Russian cookbook condemned under communism, contained nearly 4,000 recipes in some editions?
Sotsialisticheskii vestnik, the organ of the exiled Russian , was published from Menshevik Party New York until 1965?
, a Nikolay Kamensky Russian commander in the Russo-Turkish War, 1806-1812, died after catching a fever on the battlefield?
fought Mikhail Vorontsov Napoléon, founded Odessa, and commanded the Russian invasion of the Caucasus in 1844?
, A Driver for Vera Ukraine's submission for the 77th Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, was rejected because too much of the production was based in Russia?
, a Lynn Visson United Nations conference interpreter, is also a Russian cuisine cookbook author?
is a Voina Russian art collective whose provocative works have included public group sex and staged hangings?
in VolgaGES Russia is the largest hydroelectric station in Europe as it produces 2541 MW?
is the biggest lake in Yalchik Lake Mari El, Russia?
, Yuri Izrael Russian vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, believes the Kyoto Protocol is scientifically unsupported?
Russian modernist writer
Aleksey Remizov (pictured) was also an expert calligrapher who sought to revive this medieval art form in Russia?
a screening of the
documentary film may have led to the Rebellion: the Litvinenko Case St Petersburg branch of the human rights charity Memorial being raided by the Russian authorities?
at the height of the
Cold War, U.S. President Ronald Reagan committed a when he joked that he had signed legislation to bomb microphone gaffe Russia?
, 2004 Russia–Belarus gas dispute Gazprom sold natural gas to Belarus at Russian domestic prices?
war in August, signed Russia and South Ossetia a treaty in September 2008, guaranteeing Russian intervention in the event of an attack on South Ossetia?
were articulated during the EU-Russia Common Spaces Moscow EU- Russia summit in May 2005?
teenager, Russian novelist Fyodor Mikhaylovich Reshetnikov (pictured) was convicted of stealing mail and sentenced to three months in a monastery?
Russian conquest of Hawaii in 1815–1817 was led by a ?
German physician a significant number of
have emigrated to Iraqis Russia as early as the 1990s?
according to a legend, the Eliseyevs hid their treasures in the walls of
before they fled Chicherin House Russia after the October Revolution in 1917, but this treasure was never found?
after fighting in six wars throughout
Europe and Russia, General Hotze (pictured) was killed within 32 km (20 miles) of his birthplace on 25 September 1799 at the Second Battle of Zurich?
although presidents of
Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan have been about software patches in requested to give technical advice open-source computer operating systems, only the Ukrainian president did so?
Russian defense correspondent , who was writing about the third consecutive launch failure of the Ivan Safronov Bulava intercontinental ballistic missile, died in a mysterious fall from his fifth floor apartment?
Russian imperial Field Marshal started his military career at the age of 13, Peter Lacy defending Limerick during the Williamite war in Ireland?
Russian parliament of 1906 and the Russian Constituent Assembly of 1918 convened in the ( Tauride Palace pictured) of Catherine the Great?
the film of the book
by Nochnoy Dozor Sergey Lukianenko was such a success that ticket sales in Russia were only exceeded by The Lord of the Rings?
, connecting the cities railway in Estonia Paldiski, Tallinn and Narva with Gatchina, Russia, opened in 1870?
the first hull loss of a
Tupolev Tu-204 occurred when Aviastar-TU crashed on approach to Flight 1906 Domodedovo International Airport, Moscow, Russia, on 22 March 2010?
genus is named after the 19th-century Regelia Russian botanist Eduard August von Regel and is found only in Australia?
the fighter pilot
destroyed 32 Aleksandr Kazakov German and Austro-Hungarian planes during WWI, while his formal tally of 17 is explained by the fact that only planes crashed in the Russian-held territory were officially counted?
Russian orientalist of Azeri origin, , was converted to Muhammad Ali Kazim-bey Christianity by Scottish Presbyterian missionaries in 1821?
in State Historical Museum Moscow, Russia has 1.7 million coins in its collection?
, a Union of Salvation Russian secret society of revolutionary Decembrists, was organized according to a complex Masonic style system of rituals and vows?
Villa Medicea di Pratolino (pictured), visited by Michel de Montaigne in 1581, was later owned by the Demidov princely family of Russia and by Prince Paul of Yugoslavia?
the earliest known
patrilineal ancestors of the Romanov Dynasty of Russian tsars were a certain boyar , Andrei nicknamed " The Mare," and his son , nicknamed " Fyodor The Cat"?
Russian hypersonic aircraft was supposed to use novel "magneto-plasmo-chemical engines" capable of working in the Ayaks mesosphere?
the real objective of the 1732
, where Treaty of Three Black Eagles Prussia, Austria and Russia agreed to support the Portuguese Infante Manuel, Count of Ourém in elections to the Polish throne, was to create a rift between France and Prussia?
up to 2 million people may be living in
Russian , which are off-limits to foreigners because they have sensitive closed cities military and nuclear industry?
up to 78 percent of 1,016 leading political figures in
post-Soviet Russia have affiliated with served previously in organizations Russian intelligence services like the KGB?
while serving in the
elite Russian Preobrazhensky regiment, served with the future literary critic Fyodor Ivanovich Tolstoy Faddei Bulgarin?
Minas Gerais (pictured), Brazil became the third country to have a dreadnought under construction, ahead of traditional powers like France and Russia?
there was a monument to
British philanthropist John Howard in a hall of Russia's ?
Kresty Prison there are two types of
, a Russkiy Toy Russian breed of dog, which are long haired (pictured) and smooth haired?
the site of the early
Viking hill fort of , Alaborg Russia, was turned into a quarry for construction of a highway during the years of Stalinism?
in French Communist Group Russia was able to play a role in fomenting mutinies amongst French interventionist troops during the Russian Civil War?
the town of
in Yubileyny Moscow Oblast, Russia, annexed a small strip of land to avoid being completely surrounded by the city of Korolyov?
Russian carnival of lasts for a week and culminates in the burning of Maslenitsa a straw effigy representing winter and all the left-over blintzes?
( Shtyki Memorial pictured), which honors the defenders of Russia in the Battle of Moscow, is depicted on the flag and coat of arms of Zelenograd?
, presented as a gift from Samara flag Russia to the Bulgarian volunteers in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877-78, is the only flag awarded a Bulgarian Medal for Bravery?
, a Agrarian Socialist League Russian revolutionary émigré organization, was founded at the funeral of Pyotr Lavrov in 1900?
allowed Alvensleben Convention Russian troops to cross the Prussian border in pursuit of Polish revolutionaries of the 1863 January Uprising?
Annenschule (pictured) high school in Saint Petersburg, Russia was transformed into a Soviet work school after the Russian Revolution, but now houses a lyceum?
( Blue Bridge pictured), the widest in St. Petersburg, Russia, derives its name from a 19th-century tradition of color-coding the bridges across the Moika River?
that struck tornado Moscow on was the first ever recorded in Central , June 29 1904 Russia?
American mathematician married a former professor, who was actually a Anna Johnson Pell Wheeler Russian double agent named Sergei Degaev?
Russian musical group performs Terem Quartet classical works on folk instruments in a humorous, virtuosic style?
Russian officer is credited with having invented man-portable Leonid Gobyato mine mortars?
Russian victory in the in Battle of Rakovor 1268 put an end to the attacks of the Teutonic Knights on Russia for thirty years?
Soviet Union provided a site in northern Russia for the secret Nazi German naval base as a part of a broader Basis Nord bilateral relation which included strategic and commercial agreements?
, a town in coat of arms of Kola Russia, depicts a whale because whaling was the occupation of many town residents?
in First Engineer Bridge St. Petersburg, Russia, named after the nearby Engineer Castle, is one of the most decorative of the city's more than 500 bridges?
, designed by Singer's Bridge architect Vasily Stasov, was called the Yellow Bridge and is the third-widest bridge in Saint Petersburg, Russia?
is worn in Ribbon of Saint George Russia on Victory Day as an act of commemoration of the Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War?
is the most expensive Rothschild Fabergé egg timepiece, Russian object and Fabergé egg ever sold?
is the youngest Russian Spaniel breed of Russian gundog and was first standardised in 1951?
of the Military Gallery Winter Palace accommodates 332 portraits of Russian generals who took part in the Napoleonic Wars?
complex in Mamayev Kurgan Volgograd, Russia is a memorial to the Battle of Stalingrad?
can be traced to the work of origins of chromatography Russian botanist Mikhail Tsvet (pictured), but his work saw little use until the 1930s?
will be the first Kaliningrad Nuclear Power Plant Russian nuclear power plant with foreign shareholding?
( Kamenny Monastery pictured), the oldest in the north of Russia, was destroyed in 1937 in order to help with the construction of a local palace of culture?
volcanic chain (pictured) responsible for creating the island of Hawaii extends all the way to the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench, at the border of Russia?
, the first Vera Kholodnaya Russian silent film star, was rumoured to have been poisoned by the French Ambassador with whom she reportedly had an affair and who believed that she was a spy for the Bolsheviks?
, one of the oldest documented permanent Varzuga Russian settlements on the Kola Peninsula, was first mentioned in 1466?
Russian ski jumper Valery Kobelev 's 1999 crash in Planica, Slovenia, has been called one of the worst ski jumping crashes ever?
Russian singer and actress has had a career lasting over 40 years, remaining one of the most Alla Pugacheva popular musical artists to this day?
Russian actor Yevgeny Samoylov (pictured), known for his work with Vsevolod Meyerhold and Alexander Dovzhenko in the 1930s, celebrated his 90th birthday in 2002 acting on the stage of the Maly Theatre?
Russian admiral Vasily Zavoyko (pictured) defended against superior British- French forces in the 1854 Siege of Petropavlovsk, and even captured the British banner?
Russian billionaire, politician and philanthropist started his career as a Alexander Lebedev KGB agent working in London?
Russian poet is famous for his Yevgeny Yevtushenko anti- Stalinist work?
Russian poet wrote approximately 36,000 poems with much of his work distributed as Dmitri Prigov samizdat?
Russian Hussar Alexander Bulatovich (pictured) was a military aide to Ethiopian ruler Menelek II, a hieromonk in Greece, and leader of a banned religious movement?
Russian pastor led his illegal Gennadi Kryuchkov Baptist organisation for 20 years in the USSR while hiding from the KGB?
Russian philanthropist and financier ( Alexander von Stieglitz pictured) was the first governor of the State Bank of the Russian Empire?
Russian philologist was also a Mikhail Gasparov poet, but only one of his poems was published during his lifetime?
Russian composer took her Ella Adayevskaya pseudonym from the notes played by the kettledrum in Mikhail Glinka's opera ?
Ruslan and Ludmila
Russian critics considered Armenian actor and poet one of the best Petros Adamian tragedians of the world for his interpretations of and Hamlet ?
Russian poetess Anna Akhmatova regarded Osip Mandelstam's poem on Russian poetess as the "best love poem of the twentieth century"?
Russian television implied that Filipp Kirkorov won the Eurovision Song Contest 1995 with " when he in fact only came 17th?
Kolibelnaya Dlya Vulkana"
Russian writer and activist 's Zoya Krakhmalnikova baptism in 1971 resulted in her dismissal from her job and from the USSR Union of Writers, which effectively banned her from publishing?
Russian-born Israeli mathematician is the first graduate of the Aryeh Dvoretzky Hebrew University of Jerusalem to become a full professor there?
Russian poet and dissident was a descendant of the the last governor of the Vadim Delaunay Bastille, marquis Bernard-René de Launay?
Russian painter ( Alexandre Jacovleff pictured) participated in trans- Saharan and trans- Asian (from Syria to China) expeditions organized by the French car manufacturer Citroën?
Russian doctor and serial killer was caught because he took the names of his twelve victims all from the same list of patients, enabling police to predict whom he would kill next?
Russian historian and scientist was arrested on charges of Vladimir N. Beneshevich spying for Germany and executed because one of his books was translated into German in 1937?
Russian military man successfully transitioned from the armed forces of Boris Shaposhnikov czarist Russia to those of the USSR?
Russian native , known as the Emilio Kosterlitzky Mexican , spoke nine languages, jumped ship in Cossack Venezuela, fled to Mexico where he fought in the Apache Wars and in the Mexican Revolution, and eventually became an undercover operative for the U.S. government during World War I?
Russian courtier Ivan Betskoy (pictured) was rumoured to have been not only Catherine the Great's confidant but also her father?
Russian composer was abducted from the Boris Sobinov Berlin American Zone by the NKVD and condemned to ten years in prison in the Soviet Union?
Emperor Paul of Russia ordered the name of his mistress to be given to warships and to be inscribed on the standards of his Anna Lopukhina Leib Guard?
Count Orlov's , decorated with 32 shades of Marble Palace Russian marbles, currently houses the largest exhibition of Pop Art in Saint Petersburg?
England brokered the 1617 between Treaty of Stolbova Sweden and Russia?
eunuch admiral is credited with constructing the only two Yishiha Ming Buddhist temples ever built in modern-day Russia?
Germany still held 1.2 million Russian in December 1918, nine months after the prisoners of war Treaty of Brest-Litovsk obliged it to release them?
Chinese immigration to the Russian Far East has led to fears of Chinese irredentism in Russia, even though there are less than 35,000 ?
Chinese in all of Russia
Chechen military commander has been declared a Said-Magomed Kakiev Hero of the Russian Federation four times, making him one of the most decorated Russian citizens?
Abkhaz writer Fazil Iskander publishes articles for the Russian newspaper ?
aluminium alloys developed by Russian metallurgist are claimed to have the highest Igor Gorynin specific strength of all known weldable metallic materials?
Armenian composer and musician composed the music for Ara Gevorgyan Russian prima ballerina Anastasia Volochkova's "Golden cage" ballet dedicated to the Bolshoi Theater?
aviation historian was awarded the Randy Acord Alaska– Siberian Lend Lease Award for his role in improving Russian– North American relations during World War II?
German painter influenced the debate over Ludwig Thiersch Byzantine and Western influences in modern Greek art, and painted church frescoes in Greece, Austria, Germany, England, and Russia?
Grandmaster , the first and only Valentina Golubenko World Youth Chess Champion born and raised in Estonia, is a Russian citizen playing under the Croatian flag?
Russia's Foreign Minister , who brought the country into Sergey Sazonov World War I, was the brother-in-law of Prime Minister Pyotr Stolypin?
Russian architect built Lev Kekushev Art Nouveau buildings in Moscow, Russia, in the 1890s and early 1900s, "signed" with a lion ( Lev) ornament or sculpture?
Russian avant-garde poet and singer-songwriter is often referred to as the "grandfather of Alexei Khvostenko Russian rock"?
Russian cellist played for the Valentin Berlinsky Borodin Quartet for 60 years, the longest-serving member of what was described as "the longest continuously playing" string quartet in the world?
Russia won the , because of its superior 1804-1813 Russo-Persian War technology, despite Persia upscaling its efforts at the end of the war, and declaring it a holy war?
Irish ballerina , aged 14, was the first Monica Loughman Westerner to dance for the State Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Perm, Russia?
Japan and Poland are the world's largest nations since krill fishing Russia abandoned its operations in 1993?
literary critic Boris Eikhenbaum considered as a central element of skaz Russian culture and literature?
Napoléon Bonaparte's defeat in what the Russians call the was the turning point in the Patriotic War Napoleonic Wars and the beginning of the end for the Emperor?
Peter the Great was the principal editor of the , the first Vedomosti newspaper printed in Russia?
Russian-born Yiddish playwright tried his hand at farming, both in the Peretz Hirshbein Catskills and in Argentina?
Russian-born was the first Joe Magidsohn Jew to win a varsity "M" at the University of Michigan and the first athlete known to have refused to compete on the High Holy Days?
( Marie Palace 1839- 44) was the last Neoclassical imperial palace to be constructed in Saint Petersburg, Russia?
Marian Massonius (pictured), a Polish university professor, wrote in 1920 about the Bolsheviks' rise to power as a new Russian oligarchy with the aid of Marxist ideology?
Nağaybäk Tatars of Russia constructed their own Paris, with Eiffel Tower?
was a woman who became a decorated soldier in the Nadezhda Durova Russian cavalry during the Napoleonic wars, started as a private in 1807 and retired with the rank of stabs-rotmistr in 1816?
was honored for his absurdist play about an impoverished Oleg Bogayev Russian pensioner who engages in fanciful correspondence with Queen Elizabeth II, Vladimir Lenin, and Robinson Crusoe?
Maria Yakunchikova (pictured) was a Russian painter who lived in Paris and was active primarily in western Europe?
was the tallest Maria Fyodorovna Russian tsarina ever, and experienced difficulties while dancing with her husband, Emperor Paul, as a result?
, a French Jean Armand de Lestocq physician, wielded immense influence on the foreign policy of Russia during the early reign of Empress Elizabeth?
in the middle of the Kobyaysky Ulus Sakha Republic of Russia has notable gold and silver reserves?
in Lake Karachay Russia is the most polluted spot on earth?
, often seen around Central Asian Gypsies Russian markets and railway stations in the 1990s were previously mistaken as Tajikistani refugees?
, a 19th-century blind Ostap Veresai Ukrainian kobzar, performed at the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia?
in Palace Bridge Saint Petersburg, Russia, is lifted every night, making communication between the downtown and Vasilievsky Island virtually impossible?
, on a peninsula of Shoyna Russia's Nenets Autonomous Okrug, is more than half buried by sand dunes caused by permafrost and trawling?
( St. Michael's Castle pictured) was built like a medieval fortress for the personal protection of the Russian Emperor Paul I, who ironically was assassinated in his bedroom shortly after moving in to his new castle?
in Stone Bridge Saint Petersburg, Russia was so steep, that in the 19th century bus passengers had to disembark in order for the bus to go over it?
, a French actor of Valéry Inkijinoff Russian- Buryat origin, was one of the favorite villains of French cinema from the thirties to the late sixties?
is the largest Sevmash shipbuilding company in Russia?
near Sarskoye Gorodishche Rostov, Russia has been interpreted as either a Varangian outpost on the Volga trade route or the capital of the Finnic Merya?
is the first member of the Prince Dimitri Romanov Romanov dynasty to be married in Russia since its fall in 1917?
, a former SS Ko?ciuszko Russian passenger ship, mobilized by the Polish navy, was visited by Winston Churchill and King George VI during World War II?
Sail Rock (pictured) is a federally protected natural monument, located among village health resorts on the eastern shore of the Black Sea in Krasnodar Krai, Russia?
was a church especially for Saint Olaf's Church in Novgorod Vikings who stayed in Novgorod, Russia?
, who was a favourite of Ivan Shuvalov Empress Elizabeth, 27 years his senior, used his influence at court to establish the first permanent theatre, university, and academy of arts in Russia?
, one of the founders of the Ivan Argunov Russian school of portrait painting, spent his entire life as a serf?
voice artists who made of foreign movies in Gavrilov translations Russia were once thought to have used a noseclip to conceal their identity?
WW1 stopped production of AJS Model D motorcycles but a 1917 order to supply Russia with 1,100 military motorcycles enabled them to continue development?
rights are granted to native populations in aboriginal whaling Greenland, Canada, the United States, Russia and several Caribbean island communities?
was the first female Alevtina Kolchina Nordic skier and first person from the Soviet Union (now Russia) to receive the Holmenkollen medal in 1963?
U.S. diplomat disguised himself as a Norman Armour Norwegian courier to help a Russian princess—his future wife—escape the country after the collapse of the Russian Empire?
Ukrainian realist artist played the significant role of introducing the former Apollon Mokritsky serf and talented artist Taras Shevchenko to the Ukrainian and Russian intelligentsia?
Russian politician became mayor of Vladimir Nikolayev Vladivostok, Russia, after his opponent was killed by a grenade left outside his office?
Finnish Swede was the first Gustav Orreus Doctor of Medicine ever commissioned in Russia?
Tsar Alexander II of Russia signed the , a decree banning official use of the "non-existent" Ems Ukaz Ukrainian language, whilst enjoying a spa at Bad Ems, Germany?
Tsar Alexis of Russia wrote a detailed ?
instruction to his falconers
, a Anna of Kashin Russian medieval princess, was twice canonized as a holy protectress of women who suffer the loss of relatives?
was born in Arcady Boytler Russia but produced some of the most successful films of the Golden age of the cinema of Mexico?
is the oldest stone bridge in Hermitage Bridge Saint Petersburg, Russia?
was the only Hussein Khan Nakhichevanski Muslim to be appointed General-Adjutant of the Emperor of Russia?
, the head of the Igor Spassky Russian Rubin Design Bureau, was the chief designer of 187 submarines (91 diesel-electric and 96 nuclear) as well as Halliburton oil platforms and the marine part of the Sea Launch complex?
's bid to create a India has supported Kazakhstan Caspian Sea naval fleet despite Russia's opposition?
in Gostiny Dvor Saint Petersburg, opened in 1785, was the largest shopping mall of the 18th-century Russia and remains one of the oldest continuously existing department stores in the world?
, a leader of the Italian seamen's union, once hijacked a ship that was transporting weapons to the Giuseppe Giulietti White movement in Russia?
was a Boris Grekov Soviet historian who set out to debunk Mikhail Grushevsky's theory that Kievan Rus was a predecessor state of Ukraine rather than of Russia and Belarus?
, which originated in the Children and Youth Sports Schools Soviet Union, continue in Russia, and form the basis of the modern system in the People's Republic of China?
Fir Island (pictured) is the main northwest Washington wintering area of 30,000 to 70,000 snow geese that migrate from Wrangel Island in Russia?
, the Fyodor Schechtel architect of Yaroslavsky Rail Terminal in Moscow, Russia, was expelled from his classes at Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in 1878 for "bad attendance"?
17th century Russian diplomat Pyotr Ivanovich Potemkin (pictured) is reputed to have insisted on lying in bed during an audience with the King of Denmark, who was himself confined to his bed, to demonstrate equality between Russia and Denmark?
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Question 7: She extended Russian political control over the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and incorporated most of the Commonwealth territories into Russia during the ________, pushing the Russian frontier westward into Central Europe.
Question 8: How many square miles is Russia in area?
Question 10: What % of the area of Russia is water?