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  2. Russian Wikipedia - Wikipedia

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    The Russian Wikipedia ( Russian: Русская Википедия, romanized : Russkaya Vikipediya) is the Russian-language edition of Wikipedia. As of November 2022, it has 1,865,649 articles. It was started on 11 May 2001. [1] In October 2015, it became the sixth-largest Wikipedia by the number of articles. It has the sixth-largest number of ...

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  3. Russia - Wikipedia

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    Russia ( Russian: Россия, Rossiya, [rɐˈsʲijə] ), or the Russian Federation, [c] is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world, covering over 17,098,246 square kilometres (6,601,670 sq mi), and encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass.

  4. Russians - Wikipedia

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    Russians. The Russians ( Russian: русские, romanized : russkiye) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Eastern Europe, who share a common Russian ancestry, culture, and history. Russian, the most spoken Slavic language, is the shared mother tongue of the Russians; and Orthodox Christianity is their historical religion since the 11th ...

  5. Russia ( Russian: Россия ), officially called the Russian Federation (Russian: Российская Федерация) [12] is a country in Eastern Europe and North Asia, spanning from the Baltic Sea to the Bering Strait. It is the largest country in the world, followed by Canada, the United States, and China.

  6. History of Russia - Wikipedia

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    The history of Russia begins with the histories of the East Slavs. [1] [2] The traditional start-date of specifically Russian history is the establishment of the Rus' state in the north in 862, ruled by Varangians. [3] [4] Staraya Ladoga and Novgorod became the first major cities of the new union of immigrants from Scandinavia with the Slavs ...

  7. Russian language - Wikipedia

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    Russian is an East Slavic language of the wider Indo-European family. It is a descendant of Old East Slavic, a language used in Kievan Rus', which was a loose conglomerate of East Slavic tribes from the late 9th to the mid 13th centuries. From the point of view of spoken language, its closest relatives are Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Rusyn, [36 ...

  8. Russian Wikipedia - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...

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    The Russian Wikipedia (Russian: Русская Википедия) is the Russian-language edition of Wikipedia. This edition was started in May 2001. This edition was started in May 2001. It currently has about 1,868,000 articles. [1]

  9. Russian language - Simple English Wikipedia, the free ...

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    Russian (Russian: русский язык, transliteration: russkiy yaz'ik) is a Slavic language.It is the main language spoken in Russia.It is also spoken by many people in other parts of the former Soviet Union, such as in Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Turkmenistan and Estonia.

  10. Peter the Great, the founder of Saint Petersburg. The Russian Empire (1721-1917), also called Imperial Russia, was a country in Europe as well as Asia. It started in 1721 when Peter I of Russia founded it. Before that, it was known as the Duchy of Moscow. It lasted until it was declared a republic in March 1917 after the Russian Revolution.