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Meaning of RUSSIA

Pronunciation:  'rushu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia; powerful in 17-18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great; overthrown by revolution in 1917
  2. [n]  a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia an others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991
  3. [n]  a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
  4. [n]  formerly the largest Soviet Socialist Republic in the USSR occupying eastern Europe and northern Asia

RUSSIA is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: Russian Federation, Soviet Union, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, USSR
 See Also: Amur, Amur River, Astrakhan, Borodino, capital of the Russian Federation, Caspian, Caspian Sea, Chelyabinsk, Cheremis, Cheremiss, Cherepovets, CIS, Commonwealth of Independent States, country, Dnieper, Dnieper River, Don, Don River, empire, Eurasia, February Revolution, Gorki, Gorkiy, Gorky, Grozny, Groznyy, Heilong Jiang, Ilmen, Inger, Ingerman, Ingrian, Kaluga, Karelia, Kazan, Kola Peninsula, Komi, Kursk, Ladoga, Lake Ilmen, Lake Ladoga, Lake Onega, land, Leningrad, Mansi, Mari, Molotov, Mordva, Mordvin, Mordvinian, Moscow, Murmansk, Muscovy, Nalchik, Neva, Neva River, Nizhni Novgorod, Nizhnyi Novgorod, Nova Zembla, Novaya Zemlya, Novgorod, Novosibirsk, October Revolution, Omsk, Onega, Perm, Peterburg, Petrograd, Russia, Russian, Russian capital, Russian Revolution, Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic, Saint Petersburg, Saratov, Siberia, Smolensk, Soviet Russia, Soviet Socialist Republic, St. Petersburg, Stalingrad, state, Tien Shan, Tsaritsyn, Tyan Shan, Ufa, Ural Mountains, Urals, Veps, Vepse, Vepsian, Vladivostok, Vogul, Volga, Volga River, Volgograd, Volkhov, Volkhov River



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rus"sia\, n.
A country of Europe and Asia.

{Russia iron}, a kind of sheet iron made in Russia, having a
   lustrous blue-black surface.

{Russia leather}, a soft kind of leather, made originally in
   Russia but now elsewhere, having a peculiar odor from
   being impregnated with an oil obtained from birch bark. It
   is much used in bookbinding, on account of its not being
   subject to mold, and being proof against insects.

{Russia matting}, matting manufactured in Russia from the
   inner bark of the linden ({Tilia Europ[ae]a}).