Russia

Country Russia
Capital Moscow
Continent Asia
Currency Russian ruble(RUB)
Languages Russian

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Founded in the 12th century, the Principality of Muscovy, was able to emerge from over 200 years of Mongol domination (13th-15th centuries) and to gradually conquer and absorb surrounding principalities. In the early 17th century, a new Romanov Dynasty continued this policy of expansion across Siberia to the Pacific. Under PETER I (ruled 1682-1725), hegemony was extended to the Baltic Sea and the country was renamed the Russian Empire. During the 19th century, more territorial acquisitions were made in Europe and Asia. Defeat in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 contributed to the Revolution of 1905, which resulted in the formation of a parliament and other reforms. Repeated devastating defeats of the Russian army in World War I led to widespread rioting in the major cities of the Russian Empire and to the overthrow in 1917 of the imperial household. The Communists under Vladimir LENIN seized power soon after and formed the USSR. The brutal rule of Iosif STALIN (1928-53) strengthened Communist rule and Russian dominance of the Soviet Union at a cost of tens of millions of lives. The Soviet economy and society stagnated in the following decades until General Secretary Mikhail GORBACHEV (1985-91) introduced glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring) in an attempt to modernize Communism, but his initiatives inadvertently released forces that by December 1991 splintered the USSR into Russia and 14 other independent republics. Since then, Russia has shifted its post-Soviet democratic ambitions in favor of a centralized semi-authoritarian state whose legitimacy is buttressed, in part, by carefully managed national elections, former President PUTIN's genuine popularity, and the prudent management of Russia's windfall energy wealth. Russia has severely disabled a Chechen rebel movement, although violence still occurs throughout the North Caucasus.

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Wall of Grief: Russia remembers victims of Soviet repression - BBC News

BBC News

Wall of Grief: Russia remembers victims of Soviet repression
BBC News
It is part of a broader government programme signed by the prime minister two years ago which states that Russia cannot adopt a leading role in the international community without "immortalising the memory of the many millions of its citizens who were ...

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Report: Investigator Leaves Mueller's Russia Probe - Daily Beast

Daily Beast

Report: Investigator Leaves Mueller's Russia Probe
Daily Beast
A top investigator on special counsel Robert Mueller's team is stepping away from the Russia probe, ABC News reported Wednesday. It is unclear why Peter Strzok, who worked on the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server and helped ...
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Trump-Russia emails suggest Moscow's attempt to infiltrate the campaign may have gone further than we knew - Business Insider

Business Insider

Trump-Russia emails suggest Moscow's attempt to infiltrate the campaign may have gone further than we knew
Business Insider
Although it appears that Papadopoulos' attempts yielded no results after multiple campaign officials expressed concerns about the legality of such meetings, the requests themselves signify that Russia's efforts to infiltrate the Trump campaign may have ...
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Publics Worldwide Unfavorable Toward Putin, Russia - Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project

Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project

Publics Worldwide Unfavorable Toward Putin, Russia
Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project
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In Ukraine, a Malware Expert Who Could Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking - New York Times

New York Times

In Ukraine, a Malware Expert Who Could Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking
New York Times
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Russia Beyond the Headlines

Russia: Tips, Tricks & Travel public bicycles
Russia Beyond the Headlines
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Russia May Be Testing Its GPS Spoofing Capabilities Around The Black Sea - The Drive

The Drive

Russia May Be Testing Its GPS Spoofing Capabilities Around The Black Sea
The Drive
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Neo-Nazi website's return via Russian help proves short-lived - CNNMoney

CNNMoney

Neo-Nazi website's return via Russian help proves short-lived
CNNMoney
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Russia's new Su-57 'stealth' fighter already looks like a disappointment - Business Insider

Business Insider

Russia's new Su-57 'stealth' fighter already looks like a disappointment
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How did a lake escape from Russia? - Russia Beyond the Headlines

Russia Beyond the Headlines

How did a lake escape from Russia?
Russia Beyond the Headlines
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