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. It amounts to a passion with him; it makes one uneasy to hear of it.
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.
The concept of rule by law was never strong in the Russian empire. Instead of legal obligations there were the obligations of the extended family or network, dividing the world into those you owe and those you don't.
And now three new Slavonic states reappear after some 250 years in the Russian empire -- Byelorussia, The Ukraine and Russia.
During this time, he consolidated the Muscovite state, the core of the future Russian empire, and gained an undying reputation for ferocious cruelty toward his enemies -- a predilection which alternated with bouts of sensuality and piety.
Although accounts of the early modern period typically end with the accession of Peter the Great [1682-1725], who proclaimed Muscovy the Russian Empire and shifted Russia's geopolitical orientation from the Eurasian Steppe toward Europe, Kollmann ends her account in 1801.
Nancy Shields Kollmann, The Russian Empire, 1450-1801.
One of such "significant" events for the "faithful nation" was the weakening of the Ottoman Empire, as a result of which Armenian gangs rebelled in a number of areas of present-day Turkey and found support from the Russian Empire.
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. Their topics include a historical retrospective on muftiship: muftis, state muftis, and official muftis; the Ottoman and Yugoslav legacy; Albania, Romania, Islamic leadership: the Russian and Soviet legacy; Lithuania; Ukraine; and drawing parallels.
Steinberg was born on October 30, 1900 in Kishinev (or ChiEinAu), in the Russian Empire, which is now the capital of Moldova.

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