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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Having decisively thrashed the great Russian Empire, Japan promptly set about dreaming a colossal dream of empire for herself.
On feast-days he entertained as many as three hundred guests, and they numbered seven hundred on the thousandth anniversary of the foundation of the Russian Empire.
But in spite of the two hundred guests and the thousandth anniversary of the Russian Empire, I can see that he is a very remarkable man.
In short, the term of 'The Great Game' can be referred to as the rivalry of Britain and the Russian Empire over the control over the territory of Afghanistan and Central Asia.
In 17 full and revised papers presented at a May 2011 conference in Sophia, Bulgaria, historians and scholars of Islam trace the historical destiny of the mufti's (local Islamic leader) institution, identify the main challenges it is facing now, and forecast the future of Islamic leadership in the European lands that were part of either the Ottoman or the Russian empire.
Professor Healy sees the Russian Empire as somewhat similar to the British.
MOSCOW -- Built between 1714 and 1723, the Peterhof Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is a monument, which reflects the grandness of the Old Russian Empire.
The Head of State emphasized that jointly with all Ukrainians all over the world we managed not only to stop Russian aggression, but also to prevent Putins plans to restore the Russian empire.
A full century after the collapse of the Russian Empire, the Russian Federation still covers more than an eighth of the planet's inhabited land--home to more than 170 ethnicities, speaking more than a hundred different languages.
It is true that Luxemburg has often been labeled as such (from her opponents in the Jewish Bund in the Russian Empire onwards), but the accusation itself is utterly false.
The Russian Empire is haunted by many stereotypes, one of which is that it does not have a maritime tradition.
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