When was Russia named Russia?
The word 'Russia' is actually English. In German 'Russia' is Russland which means 'a land of the Rus". Originally the name was 'Rus' that corresponds to the semi-legend South-Baltic tribe of Rus. We call our country "Россия" which in translitteration is 'Rossia". That name was fisrt officially proclaimed in the 15th century. But even as back as that time the country of Moscovits was called in the style of the ancient Rus. But then in the period of Empire the name Russia (Rossia) took its dominance. The stem 'Rus' (Ros) originates in the name os the tribe.
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The Russian Federation is the largest of the 21 republics that make up the Commonwealth of Independent States. It occupies most of eastern Europe and north Asia, stretching fr…om the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the east, and from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Black Sea and the Caucasus in the south. It is bordered by Norway and Finland in the northwest; Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania in the west; Georgia and Azerbaijan in the southwest; and Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China, and North Korea along the southern border.
Russia got it's name from the barbarian tribe Rus who lived there. It is thought to have gotten the name from the Scandinavian ethnic groups which came and took on the name of… Rus, becoming the idea for the name Russia.
It's very unusual for any country to be 'about' anything. Countries simply exist.
Before it was the Soviet Union (USSR).
Russia is the northernmost country of Eurasia (Asia and easternEurope). Russia is in two continents and is the largest singlecountry in the world. The Ural Mountains are the …border between Asia and Europe. Russia(formerly the USSR) is on the continent of Asia/Europe in theNorthern hemisphere and comprises an area of 17,075,200 squarekilometers (6,591,100 square miles). It is considered a Europeancountry because of its culture. Russia was the primary republic ofthe Soviet Union, a confederation that included Afghanistan,Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and several other countrieswhich were called Soviet Socialist Republics.
It's below the North Pole. It is in Asia, and many countries including China surrounds it.
The people who first settled the areas along the Volga were called the Rus.. In German, Russia is "Rusland".
by plane - if you live in America anywhere that is not in Europe. If you live in Europe (Includes; UK, Singapore.) You can catch the Trans-Siberian rail, it takes you to Mos…cow, St Petersburg and Vladivostok. Travels from- Singapore to UK. Includes Russia, Germany, France country in between.
Nobody knows for sure as it goes back a thousand years. The ruling theory is that the name was transferred from a term used by local tribes for the 'Swedish' 'vikings' (meanin…g something like the 'boat people'). According to legend a internal strife among 'Russians' were settles by accepting an outsider as king. This outsider is supposed to have been a 'Swedish' 'viking' leader. (Note: at that time there was nothing called Russia, Sweden and probably not Vikings either - these are all later terminology. The original term is just Rus). In Novgorod in Russia they have an interesting viking age museum filled with object testifying to the Scandinavian influence on early Russian culture. by plane
From what the Europeans called the barbarian tribes that settled around what is present day Moscow. They were called "the Rus".
Interesting places to see for a tourist: - The Kremlin - Saint Basil's Cathedral (At the Red Square) - Spasskaya Tower (At the Red Square) . - The Moskva river - T…he Ostankino Tower - Tretyakov Galery - Pushkin Museum of fine art - Cathedral of Christ The Savior - The GUM (A big shopping mall with an interesting architecture) - The Tsum (A big shopping mall with an interesting architecture) - The Bolshoi Theater - The Moscow's City (skyscraper district) - The beautiful metro stations
Russian names include: Ivan, Dimitry, Vitaly, Vlad, Sergi, Illiya, Natasha, Olga, Lana, Svetlana, Masha, Dasha, Dima, Sasha, Boris and Tatyana.
The people living in the area of what is now Russia were referred to as 'Rus' in Medieval Latin. They then adopted this name and formed the country of Russia.
There are many ways to get to Russia. Could you clarify your question. It can be by invitation, on a visa, etc.