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  Russia.com - Russia Hotels, Tourism, and Travel Information - Russia
Russia is an intriguing country with a long history and fascinating culture and is proving to be more and more popular as a tourist destination.
If you travel to Russia in the winter months, be sure to visit one of the cities that hosts the spectacular Russian Winter Festival – it will be an unforgettable experience.
Russia's Ex-PM Mikhail Fradkov Named Foreign Intelligence Chief (Na...
www.russia.com   (794 words)

  
  Russia - MSN Encarta
Russia emerged as a great world power during the reign of Peter the Great, who built Saint Petersburg as Russia’s new “window on the West” and moved the seat of government there in 1712.
On the north Russia is bounded by extensions of the Arctic Ocean: the Barents, Kara, Laptev, East Siberian, and Chukchi seas.
On the east the country is bounded by the Pacific Ocean and several of its extensions: the Bering Strait (which separates Russia from Alaska), the Bering Sea, the Sea of Okhotsk, and the Sea of Japan (East Sea).
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761569000/Russia.html   (971 words)

  
  Russia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Early East Slavs constituted the bulk of the population in Western Russia from the 7th century onwards and slowly assimilated the native Finno-Ugric tribes, such as the Merya, the Muromians and the Meshchera.
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   (6656 words)

  
 Russia: Environmental Issue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Nevertheless, despite safety concerns, Russia is seeking to extend the operating life of several reactors that are nearing the end of their proscribed operating lifespan, as well as increase the country's nuclear capacity by building 40 new reactors by 2030.
Russia has the world's largest natural gas reserves, so it is not surprising that natural gas made up more than half (51.5%) of total energy consumption in 2001, followed by oil (19.1%) and coal (18.2%).
Under the terms of the climate change agreement, Russia is not required to cut its emissions; since it was classified as a country in transition, Russia merely must maintain its CO and GHG emissions in the 2008-2012 timetable at the same level as 1990.
www.eia.doe.gov /emeu/cabs/russenv.html   (3006 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Russia
The boundaries of Russia are: on the north, the Arctic Ocean; on the west, Sweden, Norway, the Baltic Sea, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Rumania; on the south, the Black Sea, Turkey, Persia, the Caspian Sea; Afghanistan, and China; on the east, the Pacific Ocean.
The greatest increase in the population is given by the region of New Russia, that of the Baltic, and the Province of Moscow.
Russia is a great agricultural nation; three-quarters of its population derive their support from the soil, which furnishes the most important resources of the country.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13231c.htm   (19560 words)

  
 The EU's relations with Russia - Overview
Russia is a key actor in the UN Security Council and has significant influence in our common European neighbourhood and in Central Asia.
Russia is a key ally in EU efforts to combat new threats to security, including from terrorism, pollution, crime, illegal migration and trafficking.
The EU and Russia are already cooperating on a wide range of issues, including the modernisation of Russia’s economy and its integration into the world economy, security issues, international issues, as well as "soft" security threats for example in the fields of justice and home affairs, environment and nuclear safety.
ec.europa.eu /comm/external_relations/russia/intro/index.htm   (4244 words)

  
 Travel Guide to Russia
One of the most notable features of present day Russia is a renewed celebration of the wealth of its past and its potential for the future.
This is the heartland of Imperial Russia, and these great and ancient cities often become the focus for most tourists.
Russia is the largest country on earth, with enormous tracts of land that have been opened to travellers only in the last few years.
www.geographia.com /russia   (282 words)

  
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Russia's dominant relief features are (from west to east) the East European plain, the Urals, the West Siberian lowland, and the central Siberian plateau.
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.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/world/countries/russia.html?nav=el   (7033 words)

  
 RUSSIA
The Varangians/Russes got to Russia through their technology, the sailing ships that could actually take them to Greenland; but they came to rule the area through forms of large scale political organization that may have been rudimentary compared to Francia and Romania, but were beyond anything seen previously east of Moravia.
Russia would then always be hindered by autocratic government that alternatively smothered dissent and innovation and then, alarmed at the backwardness of the country, attempted to impose top-down reforms and development -- which then would be resisted by a national conservatism that the government in its phase of being threatened by change would have loved.
Russia was as weary of war as a country could be, but the Provisional Government decided to stay in the war against Germany.
www.friesian.com /russia.htm   (9004 words)

  
 Russia travel guide - Wikitravel
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 is the largest country in the world by far; spanning twelve time zones, its territory covers nearly twice as much of the earth as that of the next largest country, Canada.
Note that everyone in Russia must carry state-issued identification papers, which means that foreigners should carry their passport and visa at all times and present it to police officers if asked, however a very wise policy is to carry a photocopy of each.
wikitravel.org /en/Russia   (6807 words)

  
 NTI: Country Overviews: Russia: Profile
Russia, as the successor of the Soviet Union, is a nuclear weapon state party to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Russia is estimated to now have around 20,000 nuclear weapons, although total stockpile size is uncertain because there is no accurate count of tactical nuclear weapons.
Russia inherited most of the Soviet missile complex, although significant portions are located in Ukraine.
www.nti.org /e_research/profiles/Russia/index.html   (941 words)

  
 Encyclopedia Article: Russia
Because Russia had a very strong diplomatic presence in Iran in the nineteenth century, the first interactions between the new religion and the Czarist government occurred at an early date.
From December 1989 onwards, most of the growth of the Baha'i Faith in Russia was the result of organized groups of Baha'is from Europe, North America, Japan, and elsewhere coming to Russia for periods of a few weeks.
Furutan (q.v.) traveled to Russia and was present at the election of the Local Spiritual Assembly of Moscow at Ridvan 1990.
www.bahai-library.com /encyclopedia/russia.html   (2190 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Country profiles | Country profile: Russia
Russia has been striving to find its new place in the world since the Soviet Union ceased to be in 1991.
Russia's supportive policy on the US-led campaign against international terrorism also had an impact on the country's relations with Nato.
Nevertheless, Russia was firm in its opposition to the US-led military action against Iraq in the spring of 2003, insisting that UN weapons inspectors be given as much time as they needed to do their work.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1102275.stm   (1494 words)

  
 Russia
Russia is a federated state with, in theory, widespread devolution to its regions.
Russian national flags normally used in Russia range from the lightest to the darkest shade (like from argentine blue to british blue), even if in russian light blue is considered a separate color.
We could say that white, blue and red flags were in used in Russia from about 1667, mainly in the quartered form with a blue cross, while from 1697, after the visit of Peter the Great to Netherlands, the triband design became the preferred one.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ru.html   (1398 words)

  
 Human Rights Watch: Europe and Central Asia : Russia
Former Guantanamo detainees who were sent home to Russia in 2004 experienced torture and other abuse despite Moscow's pledge to the US government that they would be treated humanely, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today.
Former Guantanamo detainees who were sent home to Russia in 2004 experienced torture and other abuse despite Moscow’s pledge to the US government that they would be treated humanely.
Russia must seek the return from Uzbekistan of an Uzbek asylum seeker who was deported from Russia after the European Court of Human Rights issued an order to stop his deportation, Human Rights Watch said today.
www.hrw.org /doc?t=europe&c=russia   (1169 words)

  
 Russia: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
During the reign of Alexander I (1801–1825), Napoléon's attempt to subdue Russia was defeated (1812–1813), and new territory was gained, including Finland (1809) and Bessarabia (1812).
Russia maintained that a political solution was impossible until Islamic militants in Chechnya had been vanquished.
Russia was initially alarmed in 2001 when the U.S. announced its rejection of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty of 1972, which for 30 years had been viewed as a crucial force in keeping the nuclear arms race under control.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107909.html   (3202 words)

  
 Russia
The WCS Russia program works to save the extensive forest and tundra ecosystems of Northeast Asia and the Russian Far East, and the wildlife that depends upon these healthy, functioning ecosystems.
WCS began working in Russia in 1990 through a collaborative effort with the Hornocker Wildlife Institute with initiation of the Siberian Tiger Project, a joint effort between scientists from WCS and Sikhote-Alin Zapovednik.
The WCS Russia Program is one of the largest field programs in Asia working both with wildlife and the human communities that share the landscape.
www.wcs.org /international/Asia/russia   (769 words)

  
 NationMaster - Statistics on Russia. 2091 facts and figures, stats and information on Russian economy, crime, people, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Since then, Russia has struggled in its efforts to build a democratic political system and market economy to replace the social, political, and economic controls of the Communist period.
Russia has severely disabled the Chechen rebel movement, although sporadic violence still occurs throughout the North Caucasus.
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.
www.nationmaster.com /country/rs-russia   (663 words)

  
 CDI Russia Weekly 2005
In the absence of the CDI Russia Weekly, those who wish to receive just one issue per week of the JRL should request that in their inquiry
is an e-mail newsletter that carries news and analysis on all aspects of today's Russia, including political, economic, social, military, and foreign policy issues.
With support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the MacArthur Foundation, the CDI Russia Weekly is a project of the Washington-based
www.cdi.org /russia   (453 words)

  
 Encyclopedia Russia
Please look for Encyclopedia Russia, World Factbook Russia and Who Are Russia's Neighbors to find more Encyclopedia Russia information.
Great books about your topic, Russia, selected by Encarta editors..
The Modern Encyclopedia of East Slavic, Baltic, and Eurasian Literatures (Modern Encyclopedia Russia & Soviet Literatures) by 0875690386...
economyrussia.info /info/Encyclopedia-Russia   (313 words)

  
 HistoryWiz: Russia
Russia and Eastern Europe Chronology North Park University - a chronology of Russian and Eastern European history 4000 BC to present
Archives in Russia a brief extract from the ArcheoBiblioBase information system on archival repositories in the Russian Federation, maintained by Patricia Kennedy Grimsted in collaboration with Rosarkhiv, the Federal Archival Service of Russia.
Illustrated History of Russia and the USSR pictures pertaining to Russian historical heritage and photos witnessing recent events in Russia
www.historywiz.com /russia.htm   (580 words)

  
 RADIO FREE EUROPE/ RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Russia: Yeltsin & Putin -- A Portrait In Contrasts
Russia, EU Fail To Resolve Polish Meat Ban
The latest news, polls, and results, as well as full information about the candidates, their campaigns and political parties is available all in one place..
www.rferl.org /featuresarchive/country/Russia.html   (510 words)

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