Russian Empire

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Russian Empire

1. (Historical Terms) the tsarist empire in Asia and E Europe, overthrown by the Russian Revolution of 1917
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the tsarist empire in Asia and E Europe, overthrown by the Russian Revolution of 1917


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1. Also called Russian Empire . Russian, Rossiya. a former empire in E Europe and N and W Asia: overthrown by the Russian Revolution 1917. Cap.: St. Petersburg (1703–1917).
4. a republic extending from E Europe to N and W Asia. 146,393,569; 6,592,849 sq. mi. (17,075,400 sq. km.). Cap: Moscow. Official name, Russian Federation. Also called Rus′sian Repub′lic. Formerly (1918–91), Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic.
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