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  Republics of Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Republics differ from other federal subjects in that they have the right to establish their own official language (Article 68 of the Constitution of Russia) and have their own constitution.
Autonomous Republics were formerly a type of nominally constitutent unit within the Russian SFSR of the Soviet Union.
Today, the title is incorrectly used for the Republics of Russia, since they were formerly Autonomous Republics of the USSR under the Soviet system.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Republics_of_Russia   (708 words)

 Russia on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1547, at the age of 17, Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible; reigned 1533-84) was crowned czar of all Russia.
Russia thus reached the frontiers of Afghanistan and China and the shores of the Pacific Ocean.
Russia, having suffered a severe diplomatic setback at the Congress of Berlin (see Berlin, Congress of, 1878), eventually abandoned the Three Emperors' League with Germany and Austria-Hungary and in 1892 entered into an alliance with republican France.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/R/Russia.asp   (5883 words)

 Russia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
In 1547, at the age of 17, Ivan IV (Ivan the Terrible; reigned 1533–84) was crowned czar of all Russia.
Russia did, however, resist the idea of resorting to military intervention in Iraq in order to eliminate weapons of mass destruction, and as the United States pressed in 2003 for a Security Council resolution supporting the use of force, Russia joined France in vowing to veto such a resolution.
Russia’s reputation suffered internationally, however, in late 2004 when it threw its support behind government candidates in Ukraine and the Georgian region of Abkhazia; in both elections, the candidates Moscow opposed ultimately succeeded despite strong resistance on the part of the existing governments to change.
www.bartleby.com /65/ru/Russia.html   (6604 words)

 Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The northern part of Russia together with Novgorod retained some degree of autonomy during the time of the Mongol yoke and was largely spared the atrocities that affected the rest of the country.
Russia saw its comparatively developed centrally planned economy contract severely for five years, as the executive and the legislature dithered over the implementation of reforms and Russia's aging industrial base faced a serious decline.
Population is densest in the European part of Russia, in the Ural Mountains area, and in the south-western parts of Siberia; the south-eastern part of Siberia that meets the Pacific Ocean, known as the Russian Far East, is sparsely populated, with its southern part being densest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Russia   (5892 words)

 Soviet Union article - Soviet Union Russian tr. Eurasia 1922 1991 Soviet Socialist Republics Russia - What-Means.com
Russia was by far the largest Republic in the Soviet Union, dominating in nearly all respects: land area, population, economic output, and political influence.
Revolutionary activity in Russia began with the Decembrist Revolt, uncovered in 1825, and although serfdom was abolished in 1861, its abolition was achieved on terms unfavorable to the peasants and served to encourage revolutionaries.
As the Russian republic's Boris Yeltsin eclipsed Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in power, the Soviet Union was peacefully dissolved in December 1991.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Soviet_Union   (1753 words)

 Russia > Russian population.
Russia includes 21 republics, 6 krais, 49 regions, 2 cities of Federal importance (Moscow and St.-Petersburg), 1 autonomous region, 10 autonomous areas and 1866 districts.
Russia is not characterized by high level of its economic development, but it relatively higher than in the nearby countries (former USSR's republics).
New Russia is not interested in those people too, despite many Russians and people of other nationalities (Ukrainians, Georgians, Kazakhs, etc.) freely transferred over the huge territory of former USSR from one place to another settling and living where they want.
www.storruss.com /stories/russia/home/russianpopulation.shtml   (397 words)

 Russia travel guide - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Russia is bordered by Norway and Finland to the northwest, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus and Ukraine to the west, Georgia and Azerbaijan to the southwest, Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia to the south, and China and North Korea to the southeast.
Russia also administers the exclave of Kaliningrad Oblast on the Baltic coast between Poland and Lithuania.
Russia has a very lively hitchhiking culture, with many hitchhiking clubs, there is even an Academy of Hitchhiking.
wikitravel.org /en/Russia   (3597 words)

 CNN - Russia, former Soviet Republics, sign pact - Mar. 29, 1996
MOSCOW (CNN) -- Russia and three former Soviet Republics signed a treaty Friday that will strengthen economic, political, and cultural ties among them, and, they hope, eventually lead to an alliance similar to the European Union.
The pact comes two weeks after Russia's lower parliament, the Duma, denounced the 1991 breakup of the Soviet Union as an act of treason and blamed Yeltsin for the disintegration.
On Monday, Russia and Belarus are to approve their own union, which links the two countries but stops short of creating a single state.
robots.cnn.com /WORLD/9603/russia_integration   (499 words)

 Russia (Country Profiles from National Geographic MapMachine)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Heartland of the former Soviet Union, Russia is today a democratic federation, with ethnic groups such as the Tatars and Bashkirs politically represented in their own autonomous republics.
Russia entered the 20th century as enormous and imperial.
Russia seeks to protect these minorities, maintain its economic influence on resources (like oil), and confront separatism at home (as in Chechnya).
plasma.nationalgeographic.com /mapmachine/profiles/rs.html   (428 words)

NEWS may be thin in Ufa, capital of the Russian republic of Bashkortostan, but there are plenty of languages in which to report it.
Republics that abandon Cyrillic in the future may advance technical arguments for doing so, but the political signal will be clear enough.
The sole nod to Bashkir in the republic's constitution is a clause requiring the president to be a Bashkir-speaker.
faculty.ed.umuc.edu /~jmatthew/articles/russia.html   (777 words)

 GLOBAL STUDIES: Russia, The Eurasian Republics, and Central/Eastern Europe, 9th Edition
Albania; Bulgaria; The Czech Republic and Slovakia; Hungary; Poland; Romania; The Republics of the Former Yugoslavia
As the Soviet Union splintered into Russia and the Eurasian Republics, Russia's role as a world power was downgraded, and its importance on the U.S. government's list of priorities was greatly reduced.
Russia's economic and political transformation is shown in this article that focuses on one Russian family.
www.dushkin.com /text-data/catalog/0072505761.mhtml?SECTION=TOC   (1421 words)

 Russian Northern Republics, Russia and Northern Republics on RussiansAbroad.com
The republic shares a border with Finland from the Kola Peninsula in the north to Lake Ladoga in the south.
The Republic of Komi extends westward from the northern end of the Ural Mountains across the Pechora River basin; the republic's westernmost extension is about 250 kilometers east of Arkhangel'sk and the White Sea.
The region, which as a republic occupies 415,900 square kilometers, was annexed by the principality of Muscovy in the fourteenth century, principally because of its rich fur-trading potential.
www.russiansabroad.com /russian_history_119.html   (553 words)

 Map Of Russia And The Eurasian Republics - Moscow Stop   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Russia and Eurasian Republic Political Map Quiz yourself by identifying the name and capital for each Eurasian country on the map.
Russia, the Eurasian Republics, and Central/Eastern Europe (Global Studies Russia, the...
The republics of the former Soviet Union have been overwhelmed by the long-term environmental damage created by the weak environmental policies of the former Communist leaders.
www.ahabcbc.ca /map-of-russia-and-the-eurasian-republics.html   (355 words)

 Russia - Rossiya - Country Profile
Russia is one of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council.
"Where Russia" is a national portal for foreign tourists and businessmen, first of all Moscow and St. Petersburg.
Site related to the Republic of Tuva is the former Tannu Tuva, a country in south Siberia, and a member of the Russian Federation (in Russian), see also Friends of Tuva.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/russia.htm   (939 words)

 Map of Russia - RussiaTrek.com
Russia consists of 7 federal districts, that are divided into 89 "subjects".
These subjects are of equal federative rights in the sense that they have equal representation (2 delegates each) to the Federative Council of Russia.
21 autonomous Republics: They have an own constitution and legislative and are in fact independent states just being represented by Russia in external affairs.
www.russiatrek.com /map.shtml   (76 words)

 CIA - The World Factbook -- Russia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Russia ended 2005 with its seventh straight year of growth, averaging 6.4% annually since the financial crisis of 1998.
Russia has also improved its international financial position since the 1998 financial crisis, with its foreign debt declining from 90% of GDP to around 31%.
Russia's manufacturing base is dilapidated and must be replaced or modernized if the country is to achieve broad-based economic growth.
www.odci.gov /cia/publications/factbook/geos/rs.html   (1882 words)

 GLOBAL STUDIES: Russia, The Eurasian Republics, and Central/Eastern Europe, Tenth Edition
The former chief executive of Yokos, Russia's largest oil firm, is facing charges in connection with his dealings while at the helm of Yulos.
Without cooperation between the U.S. and Russia, the prospects for stability in Central Asia are fairly slim.
The Jewel of Central Asian Republics: Double-Digit Growth, Single-Digit Inflation, a Reformed Financial, Christopher Pala, Insight on the News, March 11, 2002.
www.dushkin.com /catalog/0072863811.mhtml?SECTION=TOC   (833 words)

 Russia and the Former Soviet Republics Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Russia and the Former Soviet Republics Historical Maps
Russia - Major Defense Industry Facilities in Russia from Defense Industries of the Newly Independent States of Eurasia.
Russia - Youth (ages 0 to 15) as Percent of Total Population 2000 U.S. Agency for International Development 2002 (1.1MB) [pdf format]
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/commonwealth.html   (838 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Country profiles | Timeline: Russia
Russian troops invade the breakaway republic of Chechnya.
Russia admitted to the G-7 group of industrialised countries.
Russia withdraws from border treaty signed with Estonia after the Estonian parliament introduces reference to Soviet occupation before ratifying.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1113655.stm   (2389 words)

 RIA Novosti - Russia - Wrap: Russia, former Soviet republics react to "cartoon scandal"
Expressing concerns over the growing crisis, an official on Russia's Mufti Council said the organization would make every effort to prevent the violence that could erupt over the publication of the caricatures in the European media.
The Islamic Republic has been at the center of controversy over its insistence on developing a controversial nuclear energy program, and toward the end of last year, over its leader's comment that Israel should be "wiped off the map."
Meanwhile, Muslims in the capital of the former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan took to the streets of Baku to protest against the blasphemous cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
en.rian.ru /russia/20060207/43407390.html   (1120 words)

 NationMaster.com - Detailed Nation Profile: Russia
Russia is going through some tough times due to the new government that has just(in the past ten years or so) changed how Russia is ran as a nation all together.
In spite of the fact that Russia's official language is Slavic, Russian people are, first of all, of Germanic origin with Baltic, Finnish and, of course, Slavic blood.
Russia: The plague on the face of the earth.
www.nationmaster.com /country/rs   (1593 words)

 Pravda.RU:Copenhagen Stalls. Russia Asks Soviet Republics for Help
Russia sent an official demand for Zakayev's extradition to Copenhagen on October 31; additional materials were sent at the insistance of the Danish side on November 5.
Russia's news agency RIA Novosti informed today that Russia appealed to the former Soviet republics and asked them to audit the anti-aircraft complexes in the republics in order to compare them with the complexes seized from terrorists in Chechnya.
RF Minister of Defense Sergey Ivanov said at the opening of a session of the CIS defense ministers that the Foreign Ministry sent diplomatic notes to all former Soviet republics, the Baltic states first of all.
newsfromrussia.com /main/2002/11/20/39721_.html   (458 words)

 Demokratizatsiya: Federal Reforms in Russia: Putin's Challenge to the Republics   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Ultimately, although this recommendation helped Yeltsin win Russia's independence, it hampered the future development of federalism, for the regions had become mindful of their autonomy and willing to ignore central laws and edicts.
The most independent category of regions in Russia under the Soviets and after are the republics, which have historical basis in Lenin's nationalities policy that was instrumental in the formation of the Soviet Union.
First, the 1992 Federation Treaty between Russia's regions and the central government stopped centrifugal forces that threatened the disintegration of the state and established Russia's republics as virtual state entities.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3996/is_200404/ai_n9376563   (355 words)

 Russia: North Caucasus Republics Enter Circle Of Violence - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Violence is expected to grow further in those areas as Russia and regional governments continue to crack down on purported local Islamist cells.
In North Ossetia, we see no longer isolated terror attacks, but a conflict wave that is spreading all over the republic, not in the form of militant raids, but rather in that of civil confrontation.
For others, they were forged during the 1997-99 interwar period that saw many radical youth undergo military training in the war-torn republic.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2005/02/021f2f06-0c2e-41cb-be1e-2fe3d61e505d.html?napage=3   (1288 words)

 Russia & Former Soviet Republics -- Geisler Library Central College
Cultural Atlas of Russia and the Former Soviet Union.
The Economic Evolution of the Former Soviet Union: Communism to Capitalism; Russia and the newly independent nations of the former Soviet Union.
Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States: documents, data, and analysis.
www.central.edu /Library/formersoviet.htm   (389 words)

 Russia, ex-Soviet republics set up rapid reaction force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
PUGUS, Tajikistan: Russia and five former Soviet republics have set up a joint military command to oversee a rapid reaction force amid increased security risks in Central Asia, their leaders said Monday.
The announcement was made after a summit here by the leaders of Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, which make up the Collective Security Treaty Organization (DKB).
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/f-news/902850/posts   (787 words)

 RIA Novosti - Russia - Russia, ex-Soviet republics celebrate Women's Day
March 8 became an official celebration in Russia soon after the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, and remains popular in former Soviet republics and Eastern bloc countries.
Estonia, a former Soviet republic which joined the European Union in 2004, ceased to officially observe the holiday after gaining its independence in 1991, due to its negative associations with communism.
The celebrations have largely lost their feminist and political overtones, and in present-day Russia and its neighbors, the focus is on traditional chivalrous acts, including taking ladies out to dinner or doing the housework.
en.rian.ru /russia/20060308/44015071.html   (528 words)

 CBC News: Putin calls Soviet Union's breakup 'catastrophe'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The former KGB agent said the 1991 breakup of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was a "true drama" that left tens of millions of Russian people living outside Russia, in breakaway republics formerly under Soviet control.
But in Monday's speech, Putin said Russia's main goal now is to develop a free and democratic society, though he clarified that it would be a democracy based on Russian traditions instead of Western ideals.
As well, the state's long legal battle against one of Russia's largest oil companies, Yukos, has shaken investor confidence in the country and faith in the independence of the country's judicial system.
www.cbc.ca /storyview/MSN/world/national/2005/04/25/putin-soviet050425.html   (424 words)

 My Russian Adventure
I have long been interested in Russia and have read quite a lot about the former Soviet Union, the breakup, and current situations in Russia and former republics of the USSR.
Why are you going to Russia?!" And their surprise and subtle but real concern for my well-being made me start thinking I was making a mistake.
The changes happening there in every facet of life for the people of Russia and the former USSR are so fascinating and of vital interest to the whole world, I am already anxious to see how they take shape over the next few years.
www.friends-partners.org /partners/skipevans/atl/russia   (931 words)

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