Category: Russia

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This category is for current Russia. For the Pre-1917 empire, see Russian Empire

Russia (Russian: Росси́я, tr. Rossija), officially known as the Russian Federation (Russian: Росси́йская Федера́ция, tr. Rossijskaja Federacija), is a country in northern Eurasia.

"At 17,075,200 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one eighth of Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with over 146.6 million people at the end of March 2016. Extending across the entirety of northern Asia and much of Eastern Europe, Russia spans eleven time zones and incorporates a wide range of environments and landforms. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares land borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait."- Russia, Wikipedia

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30 Jan 1926 Staraya Kupavna, Moscow, Russia, Soviet Union - 19 Aug 1998 photo
20 Mar 1901 Russian Empire - 24 May 1992
10 Apr 1813 Rueckenau, Molotschna, South Russia - 09 Jun 1876 photo
06 Jan 1832 Pastwa, Molotschna, South Russia - 01 Nov 1912 photo
04 Jun 1832 Schardau, Molochans'k, Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine - 22 May 1898 photo
1859 Adassia, Russia - 18 Nov 1903
04 Jul 1894 Russia, Soviet Union - abt 01 Feb 1974

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