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or Rus'  (ro͞os)
The medieval Russian state, established c. 862 by Scandinavian traders and warriors led by Rurik, who founded a dynasty at Novgorod. In 882 his successor moved the capital to Kiev, the center of Kievan Russia.

[Russian Rus', from Old Russian Rusĭ, group of Vikings, Rus; see Russian.]
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abbreviation for
(Automotive Engineering) Russia (international car registration)
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1. Russia.
2. Russian.
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Noun1.Rus - the medieval Russian state established by Scandinavian traders in the 9th century; the capital was first in Novgorod and then in Kiev
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In dying, I will say to those around me what Voltaire wrote to Piron: `Eo rus, and all will be over.' But come, Franz, take courage, your wife is an heiress."
"There, down there, where all that rus' looks so red and bright, that's the gas-works."
The race was also the Frank Tingley Memorial, with a cooler donated to the winner from his family who was in attendance in the winner's circle to present the prize, alongside CJ Millar of RUS New York, who had prizes from series sponsors Horse Quencher and Draper Therapies.
Raffensperger (history, Wittenburg U.) sees this study as the laying out of a new framework upon which scholars in history, art history, linguistics, and numismatics can build regarding "medieval Rus'"--a term he uses rather than the more widely used "ancient Rus'"--in order to connect investigation to the whole of medieval Europe.
14 April 2010 - Fitch assigned Wednesday a final national senior unsecured rating of AA(rus) and a final senior unsecured local currency rating of BB+ to Russian flag carrier Aeroflot's (MCX:AFLT) three-year RUB12bn (USD414.2m/EUR303.9m) 7.75% bonds.
13 Vera Zvonareva (Rus), 14 Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol), 15 Agnes Szavay (Hun), 16 Victoria Azarenka (Blr), 17 Alize Cornet (Fra), 18 Nicole Vaidisova (Cze), 19 Maria Kirilenko (Rus), 20 Francesca Schiavone (Ita), 21 Nadia Petrova (Rus), 22 Flavia Pennetta (Ita), 23 Katarina Srebotnik (Slo), 24 Shahar Peer (Isr), 25 Lindsay Davenport (USA), 26 Sybille Bammer (Aut), 27 Virginie Razzano (Fra), 28 Alona Bondarenko (Ukr), 29 Amelie Mauresmo (Fra), 30 Dominika Cibulkova (Svk), 31 Caroline Wozniacki (Den), 32 Sania Mirza (Ind)
From fiscal years 2004 through 2006, RUS, EDA, Reclamation, and the Corps obligated nearly $4.7 billion to about 3,100 rural water supply and wastewater projects.
Court 2 (Noon): (1) T De Bakker (Ned) v M Gawron (Pol), (1) K Antoniychuk (Ukr) and A Dulgheru (Rom) v (4) S M Cirstea (Rom) and A Panova (Rus), K Damico (USA) and N Schnugg (USA) v N Mektic (Cro) and V Siljegovic (Cro) Court 3 (1pm): (4) C Wozniacki (Den) v (6) M Rybarikova (Svk), H H Lee (Tai) and R Roy (Ind) v (2) M Klizan (Svk) and A Martin (Svk), U Radwanska (Pol) and A Rodionova (Rus) v (3) M Boonstra (Ned) and C Wozniacki (Den)
Men's Overall World Cup Standings: 1 Tobias Angerer (Ger) 485pts, 2 Tor Arne Hetland (Nor) 375, 3 Vincent Vittoz (Fra) 353, 4 Vassili Rotchev (Rus) 239, 5 Pietro Piller Cottrer (Ita) 236, 6 Jens Arne Svartedal (Nor) 236, 7 Bjoern Lind (Swe) 231, 8 Peter Larsson (Swe) 212, 9 Frode Estil (Nor) 207, 10 Lukas Bauer (Cze) 184, 11 Eldar Roenning (Nor) 183, 12 Jens Filbrich (Ger) 175, 13 Rene Sommerfeldt (Ger) 157, 14 Mathias Fredriksson (Swe) 151, 15 Geir Ludvig Aasen (Nor) 135.
Subsequent communications between PCCA and RUS show that contractors are not protected by a guarantee in the event loan holders are unable to pay for work performed and costs incurred.
As some NTCA members have realized, the broadband pilot program has emerged as RUS's latest endeavor to continue to meet the demand for advanced communications services in rural America.
Women's Singles,Round 1 (1)Serena Williams (USA) bt Jie Zheng (Chn) 6-3 6-1; Jane O'Donoghue(GB) bt Lindsay Lee-Waters (USA) 2-6 6-3 6-3; (15)Patty Schnyder (Swi) bt Akiko Morigami (Jpn) 6-4 6-1; (10)Nadia Petrova (Rus) bt Flavia Pennetta (Ita) 6-3 2-6 6-4; Elena Baltacha (GB) bt Mart a Marrero (Spa) 6-1 6-3; Virginie Razzano (Fra) bt (8) Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus) 7-6(7-4) 3-6 6-4; Sandra Kleinova (Cze) bt (6) Elena Dementieva (Rus) 6-4 1-6 6-4; Marion Bartoli (Fra) bt (17)Chanda Rubin (USA) 7-6(7-5) 6-3.