Some articles on russia, soviet:
... there, in 1492, a merchant fleet laden with grain and carrying ambassadors of Ivan III of Russia sailed to Denmark, marking the establishment of the first international seaport in Russia ... Returning from Russia in 1554, Chancellor brought a detailed description of Moscow and the Russian north, which were largely unknown to Europe, as well as a letter from the Tsar expressing desire to establish trade ... In 1555, Queen Mary issued a charter authorising the Muscovy Company to trade with Russia via the White Sea route ...
... Russian is the common official language throughout Russia understood by 99% of its current inhabitants and widespread in many adjacent areas of Asia and Eastern Europe ... National subdivisions of Russia have additional official languages (see their respective articles) ... There are more than 100 languages spoken in Russia, many of which are in danger of extinction ...
... Increasingly, there were Dyaks, a sort of high clerk who supplemented a voyevoda in administrative affairs ... Valid documents had to be countersigned by the Dyak ...
... During the Dungan revolt (1862–1877), Russia occupied the Ili region in Xinjiang ... After China successfully crushed the Dungan Rebellion, they demanded Russia withdraw from Ili, which led to the Ili crisis ... of Ch'ung-hou and for the government to stand up to Russia and declare the treaty invalid, and stated that "The Russians must be considered extremely covetous and ...
... Tourism in Russia has seen rapid growth since the late Soviet times, first domestic tourism and then international tourism, fueled by the rich cultural ... Major tourist routes in Russia include a journey around the Golden Ring of ancient cities, cruises on the big rivers like the Volga, and long journeys on the famous Trans-Siberian Railway ... The most visited destinations in Russia are Moscow and Saint Petersburg, the current and the former capitals of the country ...
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