Russia

noun
1. a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia and others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991 (Freq. 8)
Members of this Region:
Instance Hypernyms: ↑country, ↑state, ↑land
Part Holonyms: ↑Eurasia
2. formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia (Freq. 1)
Members of this Region: ↑Borodino
Instance Hypernyms: ↑Soviet Socialist Republic
Member Meronyms:
Komi, ↑Cheremis, ↑Cheremiss, ↑Mari, ↑Ingrian, ↑Inger, ↑Ingerman, ↑Mordva, ↑Mordvin, ↑Mordvinian, ↑Veps, ↑Vepse, ↑Vepsian, ↑Vogul, ↑Mansi, ↑Russian
3. a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in the 17th and 18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917 (Freq. 1)
Derivationally related forms: ↑Russian
Members of this Region:
Instance Hypernyms: ↑empire, ↑imperium
Part Holonyms: ↑Eurasia
Part Meronyms: ↑Muscovy
4. a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
Syn: ↑Russian Federation
Derivationally related forms: ↑Russian
Members of this Region: ↑Foreign Intelligence Service, ↑Sluzhba Vneshney Razvedki, ↑SVR
Instance Hypernyms: ↑country, ↑state, ↑land
Instance Hyponyms: ↑Asian Russia
Member Holonyms: ↑Commonwealth of Independent States, ↑CIS
Part Holonyms: ↑Eurasia
Part Meronyms:
Karelia, ↑Moscow, ↑capital of the Russian Federation, ↑Russian capital, ↑Astrakhan, ↑Cherepovets, ↑Chechnya, ↑Chechenia, ↑Chechen Republic, ↑Grozny, ↑Groznyy, ↑Kaluga, ↑Khabarovsk, ↑Kursk, ↑Siberia, ↑European Russia, ↑Nizhnyi Novgorod, ↑Nizhni Novgorod, ↑Gorki, ↑Gorky, ↑Gorkiy, ↑Kazan, ↑St. Petersburg, ↑Leningrad, ↑Peterburg, ↑Petrograd, ↑Saint Petersburg, ↑Murmansk, ↑Nalchik, ↑Novgorod, ↑Perm, ↑Molotov, ↑Rostov, ↑Rostov on Don, ↑Rostov na Donu, ↑Saratov, ↑Smolensk, ↑Ufa, ↑Volgograd, ↑Stalingrad, ↑Tsaritsyn, ↑Novosibirsk, ↑Chelyabinsk, ↑Omsk, ↑Vladivostok, ↑Novaya Zemlya, ↑Nova Zembla, ↑Kola Peninsula, ↑Amur, ↑Amur River, ↑Heilong Jiang, ↑Heilong, ↑Dnieper, ↑Dnieper River, ↑Don, ↑Don River, ↑Lake Ilmen, ↑Ilmen, ↑Lake Ladoga, ↑Ladoga, ↑Lake Onega, ↑Onega, ↑Neva, ↑Neva River, ↑Tien Shan, ↑Tyan Shan, ↑Urals, ↑Ural Mountains, ↑Vetluga, ↑Vetluga River, ↑Volga, ↑Volga River, ↑Volkhov, ↑Volkhov River

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