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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Over 200 Russia thugs free to wreck 2018 World Cup after ban blunder - The Sun

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Over 200 Russia thugs free to wreck 2018 World Cup after ban blunder
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As Mueller's Russia Probe Forges Ahead, Potential Legal Endgames Begin to Take Shape - NPR

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As Mueller's Russia Probe Forges Ahead, Potential Legal Endgames Begin to Take Shape
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RIC meet: India and Russia must close all gaps in ties - Economic Times

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RIC meet: India and Russia must close all gaps in ties
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Schiff: Evidence in Russia probe is 'damning' - New York Post

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Schiff: Evidence in Russia probe is 'damning'
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Schiff: Evidence of coordination between Trump campaign and Russia 'pretty damning'The Hill
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Role in world chess body FIDE: Indian gambit in Russia power play - The Hindu

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Role in world chess body FIDE: Indian gambit in Russia power play
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Punishing dopey Russia - Winnipeg Sun

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Punishing dopey Russia
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Pence, Flynn and the Russia investigation: A timeline of key events - USA TODAY

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Pence, Flynn and the Russia investigation: A timeline of key events
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'Collaborators and traitors': Russia goes to war with Winter Olympics ban - The Guardian

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'Collaborators and traitors': Russia goes to war with Winter Olympics ban
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Biathlon Union Limits Russia's Membership Rights Over 'Doping Conspiracy' - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

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Biathlon Union Limits Russia's Membership Rights Over 'Doping Conspiracy'
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Russia's federation for biathlon – a winter sport combining cross country skiing and rifle shooting -- has been relegated to provisional membership of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) over "the Russian doping conspiracy." A statement issued by ...
IBU relegates Russia to provisional member, but keeps it as final Biathlon World Cup stageRT

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Senators clash over direction of Russia, Clinton probes - The Hill

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Senators clash over direction of Russia, Clinton probes
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Dianne Feinstein · Dianne Emiel FeinsteinGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign Blumenthal: 'Credible case' of obstruction of justice can be made against Trump MORE ...

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