Rus'sian Federa'tion

a republic extending from E Europe to N and W Asia. 147,386,000; 6,593,000 sq. mi. (17,076,000 sq. km).Cap.:Moscow. Also called Russia, Rus'sian Repub'lic. Formerly (1918–91), Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic.

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