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Map Of Russia
Russia (Russian: Russian language text">Росси́я, tr. Russian language text">Rossiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijə]), also officially known as the Russian Federation (Russian: Russian language text">Росси́йская Федерaция, tr. Russian language text">Rossiyskaya Federatsiya, IPA: [rɐˈsʲijskəjə fʲɪdʲɪˈratsɨjə]), is a sovereign country in Eurasia. At 17,125,200 square kilometres (6,612,100 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world by area, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, and the ninth most populous, with over 144 million people at the end of December 2017. About 77% of the population live in the western, European part of the country
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Russia (other)
Russia (Russian: Россия, Rossija), also known as the Russian Federation, is the largest country in the world, located in northern Eurasia. " Russia Proper" usually refers to: Russia may also refer to:

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History Of Russia
The History of Russia begins with that of the East Slavs. The traditional beginning of Russian history is 862 A.D. Kievan Rus', the first united Eastern Slavic state, was founded in 882. The state Christianization of Kievan Rus'">adopted Christianity from the Byzantine Empire in 988, beginning with the synthesis of Byzantine and Slavic cultures that defined Orthodox Slavic culture for the next millennium. Kievan Rus' ultimately disintegrated as a state due to the Mongol invasion of Rus'"> Mongol invasions in 1237–1240 along with the death of about half the population of Rus' as a result. After the 13th century, Moscow became a cultural center of Moscovia. By the 18th century, the Tsardom of Russia had become the large Russian Empire, stretching from eastern Poland all the way eastward towards the Pacific Ocean
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Chairman Of The Federation Council (Russia)
A federation (also known as a federal state) is a political entity characterized by a union of partially self-governing states or regions under a central (federal) government. In a federation, the self-governing status of the component states, as well as the division of power between them and the central government, is typically constitutionally entrenched and may not be altered by a unilateral decision of either party, the states or the federal political body. Alternatively, federation is a form of government in which sovereign power is formally divided between a central authority and a number of constituent regions so that each region retains some degree of control over its internal affairs. The governmental or constitutional structure found in a federation is considered to be federalist, or to be an example of federalism. It can be considered the opposite of another system, the unitary state
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Valentina Matviyenko
Valentina Ivanovna Matviyenko (Russian: Russian language text">Валенти́на Ива́новна Матвие́нко, IPA: [vəlʲɪnˈtʲinə ɪˈvanəvnə mətvʲɪˈjɛnkə], née Tyutina (Тю́тина; IPA: [ˈtʲʉtʲɪnə]); born 7 April 1949), is a Russian politician who was Governor of Saint Petersburg from 2003 to 2011, and has served as Chairwoman of the Federation Council since 2011
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Chairman Of The State Duma
The Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation (Russian: Председатель Государственной Думы Федерального собрания Российской Федерации), also called Speaker ( Russian language text" xml:lang="ru">спикер), is the presiding officer of the lower house of the Russian parliament. His responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day business of the State Duma presiding and maintaining order at the regular sessions of the parliament
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Vyacheslav Volodin
Vyacheslav Viktorovich Volodin (Russian: Вячесла́в Ви́кторович Воло́дин, born February 4, 1964 in Alekseevka, Khvalynsky District, Saratov Oblast"> Saratov Oblast, Soviet Union) is a Russian politician who is the 10th and current Chairman of the State Duma since 5 October 2016. He is a former aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The former Secretary-General of the United Russia party, he was a deputy in the State Duma from 1999 until 2011 and from 2016 to present day. From 2010 until 2012 he was Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation
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Federal Assembly (Russia)
The Federal Assembly (Russian: Russian language text">Федера́льное Собра́ние, tr. Russian language text">Federalnoye Sobraniye, IPA: [fʲɪdʲɪˈralʲnəjə sɐˈbranʲɪjə]) is the national legislature of the Russian Federation, according to the Constitution of Russian Federation (1993). It was preceded by the Supreme Soviet. It consists of the State Duma, which is the lower house, and the Federation Council (Russia)"> Federation Council, which is the upper house. Both houses are located in Moscow. The Federation Council">Chairman of the Federation Council is the third most important position after the President and the Prime Minister
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Upper House
An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature (or one of three chambers of a tricameral legislature), the other chamber being the lower house. The house formally designated as the upper house is usually smaller and often has more restricted power than the lower house
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Federation Council (Russia)
The Federation Council (Russian: Сове́т Федера́ции; Sovet Federatsii, common abbreviation: Совфед (Sovfed) or Senate) is the upper house of the Federal Assembly of Russia (the parliament of the Russian Federation), according to the 1993 Constitution of the Russian Federation. Each of the 85 federal subjects of Russia – consisting of 22 republics, 46 oblasts, nine krais, three federal cities, four autonomous okrugs, and one autonomous oblast – sends two senators to the Council, for a total membership of 170 Councillors. The council holds its sessions within the Main Building on Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street in Moscow, the former home of the Soviet State Building Agency (Gosstroy), with further offices and committee rooms located on Novy Arbat Street. The two houses of the Federal Assembly are physically separated, with the State Duma residing in another part of Moscow
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Lower House
A lower house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the upper house. Despite its official position "below" the upper house, in many legislatures worldwide, the lower house has come to wield more power. The lower house typically is the larger of the two chambers, i.e. its members are more numerous
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State Duma
The State Duma (Russian: Russian language text">Госуда́рственная Ду́ма, tr. Russian language text">Gosudárstvennaya Dúma), commonly abbreviated in Russian as Госду́ма (Gosduma), is the lower house of the Federal Assembly of Russia, while the upper house being the Federation Council of Russia">Council of the Federation. The Duma headquarters are located in central Moscow, a few steps from Manege Square. Its members are referred to as deputies
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Rurik
Rurik (also Riurik; Old Church Slavonic Рюрикъ Rjurikŭ, from Old Norse Hrøríkʀ; c. 830 – 879), according to the 12th-century Primary Chronicle, was a Varangian chieftain of the Rus' who in the year 862 gained control of Ladoga, and built the Holmgard settlement near Novgorod
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Prime Minister Of Russia
The Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation (Russian: Председатель Правительства Российской Федерации, Romanized: Predsedatel' Pravitel'stva Rossiyskoy Federatsii), colloquially referred to as the Prime Minister (Russian: Премьер-министр, Romanized: Prem'yer-ministr) is the head of the Russian government and the second most powerful figure of the Russian Federation. The official residence of the prime minister is Gorki-9 in Odintsovsky District, Moscow Oblast"> Moscow Oblast, but his working residence is in Moscow (Russian White House)
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Kievan Rus'
Kievan Rus' ( Old East Slavic language">Old East Slavic: Рѹсь (Rus' ), Old East Slavic language text">Рѹсьскаѧ землѧ (Rus'skaya zemlya); Lati
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Grand Duchy Of Moscow
The Grand Duchy or Grand Principality of Moscow (Russian: Великое Княжество Московское, Velikoye Knyazhestvo Moskovskoye), also known in English simply as Muscovy from the Latin: Moscovia, was a late medieval Rus' principality centered on Moscow and the predecessor state of the early modern Tsardom of Russia. The state originated with Daniel I, who inherited Moscow in 1283, eclipsing and eventually absorbing its parent duchy of Vladimir-Suzdal by the 1320s. It later Novgorod Republic">annexed the Novgorod Republic"> Novgorod Republic in 1478 and the Grand Duchy of Tver in 1485. After the Mongol invasion of Rus', Muscovy was a tributary vassal to the Mongol-ruled Golden Horde (under the "Tatar Yoke") until 1480
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