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Some major events in Russia's history include the settlement of Scandinavian Vikings in Kiev and Novgorod, the reign of the first czar in 1547, the expansion of the Russian Empire in the 17th and 18th centuries, and the ... More »

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Russia is the world’s largest country and the only one to span two continents, Europe and Asia. Although once known for its scientific expertise, 21st century Russia is suffering from the effects of decades of isolation,... More »

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Russia is known for being the largest country in the world, encompassing a total area of around 6.6 million square miles. It is situated in Northern Asia surrounding the Arctic Ocean, which stretches from the western sec... More »

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Russia is in both Europe and Asia, spanning the continental divide marked by the Ural Mountains and covering about 17 million miles. Approximately three-quarters of Russia is in Asia, expanding east from the Ural Mountai... More »

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Russia's official name is the Russian Federation. The country took this name after the breakdown of the Soviet Union in 1999. The Russian Federation is often referred to simply as Russia. More »

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Due to its size, Russia has a diverse climate that includes every vegetation zone with the exception of a tropical rain forest. Russia is known for cold, harsh winters, but its summer temperatures are mild in many areas. More »

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The country of Russia is located on two continents: Asia and Europe. Approximately 75 percent of Russia lies in Asia, while the remaining 25 percent is in Europe. The portion residing in Asia is in a region known as Sibe... More »

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