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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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References in classic literature ?
"There, down there, where all that rus' looks so red and bright, that's the gas-works."
Livonia, Rus' and the Baltic Crusades in the Thirteenth Century
The nature and the image of princely power in Kievan Rus', 980-1054; a study of sources.
GAO was asked to examine (1) the extent to which RUS' borrowers provide electricity service to nonrural areas and (2) the potential financial risk to taxpayers and amount of loans and grants that the guarantee fees will fund.
Reimagining Europe; Kievan Rus' in the medieval world.