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Russia
Coordinates: 60°N 90°E / 60°N 90°E / 60; 90Russian Federation Росси́йская Федерaция (Russian) Rossiyskaya FederatsiyaFlagCoat of armsAnthem:  "Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii"  (transliteration) "State Anthem of the Russian Federation"Location of Russia
Russia
(green) Russian-administered Crimea
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Ethnic Groups
An ethnic group, or an ethnicity, is a category of people who identify with each other based on similarities such as common ancestry, language, society, culture or nation.[1][2] Ethnicity is usually an inherited status based on the society in which one lives. Membership of an ethnic group tends to be defined by a shared cultural heritage, ancestry, origin myth, history, homeland, language or dialect, symbolic systems such as religion, mythology and ritual, cuisine, dressing style, art, and physical appearance. Ethnic groups, derived from the same historical founder population, often continue to speak related languages and share a similar gene pool
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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.[1] 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 more numerous of the two chambers
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Semi-presidential System
A semi-presidential system is a system of government in which a president exists alongside a prime minister and a cabinet, with the latter two being responsible to the legislature of a state
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Demonym
A demonym (/ˈdɛmənɪm/; δῆμος dẽmos "people, tribe", ὄόνομα ónoma "name") is a word that identifies residents or natives of a particular place, which is derived from the name of that particular place.[1] It is a neologism (i.e., a recently minted term); previously gentilic was recorded in English dictionaries, e.g., the Oxford
Oxford
English Dictionary and Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary.[2][3][4] Examples of demonyms include Swahili for a person of the Swahili coast and Cochabambino for a person from the city of Cochabamba. Demonyms do not always clearly distinguish place of origin or ethnicity from place of residence or citizenship, and many demonyms overlap with the ethnonym for the ethnically dominant group of a region
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Upper House
An upper house, sometimes called a senate, 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.[1] 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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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.[1][2] 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. France, for example, has been unitary for multiple centuries
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Federalism
Federalism
Federalism
is the mixed or compound mode of government, combining a general government (the central or 'federal' government) with regional governments (provincial, state, cantonal, territorial or other sub-unit governments) in a single political system
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Rurik
Rurik
Rurik
(also Riurik; Old Church Slavonic
Old Church Slavonic
Рюрикъ Rjurikŭ, from Old Norse
Old Norse
Hrøríkʀ; c. 830 – 879), according to the 12th-century Primary Chronicle, was a Varangian
Varangian
chieftain of the Rus' who in the year 862 gained control of Ladoga, and built the Holmgard
Holmgard
settlement near Novgorod
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Constitutional Republic
A republic (Latin: res publica) is a form of government in which the country is considered a "public matter", not the private concern or property of the rulers. The primary positions of power within a republic are not inherited. It is a form of government under which the head of state is not a monarch.[1][2][3] In American English, the definition of a republic refers specifically to a form of government in which elected individuals represent the citizen body[2] and exercise power according to the rule of law under a constitution, including separation of powers with an elected head of state, referred to as a constitutional republic[4][5][6][7] or representative democracy. [8] As of 2017[update], 159 of the world's 206 sovereign states use the word "republic" as part of their official names – not all of these are republics in the sense of having elected governments, nor is the word "republic" used in the names of all nations with elected governments
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Chuvash People
The Chuvash people
Chuvash people
(Chuvash: чăваш; Russian: чуваши) are a Turkic ethnic group, native to an area stretching from the Volga Region to Siberia. Most of them live in Republic of Chuvashia
Chuvashia
and surrounding areas, although Chuvash communities may be found throughout the Russian Federation.Contents1 Etymology 2 Origin 3 Genetics 4 Subgroups 5 History 6 Culture 7 Religion 8 Gallery 9 See also 10 References 11 External linksEtymology[edit] There is no universally accepted etymology of the word Chuvash, but there are two main theories that try to explain it: one suggests that the word Chuvash may be derived from Common Turkic jăvaš (‘friendly’, ‘peaceful’), as opposed to şarmăs (‘warlike’). Another theory is based on the Tabghach, an early medieval Xianbei
Xianbei
clan and founders of the Northern Wei dynasty
Northern Wei dynasty
in China
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Treaty On The Creation Of The USSR
The Treaty on the Creation of the USSR
Treaty on the Creation of the USSR
officially created the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), commonly known as the Soviet Union. It de jure legalized a union of several Soviet republics and created a new centralized federal government ( Congress of Soviets of the Soviet Union and Central Executive Committee of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(TsIK) were the legislative while Council of People's Commissars
Council of People's Commissars
was the executive) where key functions were centralized in Moscow. The Treaty along with the Declaration of the Creation of the USSR was approved on December 29, 1922 by a conference of delegations from the Russian SFSR, the Transcaucasian SFSR, the Ukrainian SSR and the Byelorussian SSR
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Declaration Of State Sovereignty Of The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
The Declaration of State Sovereignty
Sovereignty
of the Russian SFSR
Russian SFSR
(Russian: Декларация о государственном суверенитете РСФСР, tr. Deklaratsiya o gosudarstvennom suverenitete RSFSR) was a political act of the Russian SFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic), then part of the Soviet Union, which marked the beginning of constitutional reform in Russia. The Declaration was adopted by the First Congress of People's Deputies of the Russian SFSR
Russian SFSR
on June 12, 1990. It proclaimed the sovereignty of the Russian SFSR
Russian SFSR
and the intention to establish a democratic constitutional state within a liberalized Soviet Union
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Chechen People
250-500[20]Data figures from 2001 to 2013; see also Chechen diaspora.[21]LanguagesChechen See Language sectionReligionPredominantly Islam (mainly Shafi'i Sunni Muslim)[22], minority Christianity and atheismRelated ethnic groupsNakh peoples (Ingush people, Bats people, Kist people) and other Northeast Caucasian peopleChechens (/ˈtʃɛtʃən/; Chechen: Нохчий Noxçiy; Old Chechen: Нахчой Naxçoy) are a Caucasian ethnic group of the Nakh peoples originating in the North Caucasus region of Eastern Europe. They refer to themselves as Vainakhs (which means "our people" in Chechen) or Nokhchiy (pronounced [no̞xtʃʼiː]; singular Nokhchi, Nakhchuo or Nakhtche).[23] Chechen and Ingush peoples are collectively known as the Vainakh
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Russia (other)
Russia
Russia
(Russian: Россия, Rossija), also known as the Russian Federation, is the largest country in the world, located in northern Eurasia. " Russia
Russia
Proper" usually refers to:Central Federal District Central Russia
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