The short answer is the country of Rus became known as Russia after the Viking, Rurik and is band, which that was then called the "Rus" after the Slavs. The Rus was becoming powerful and became a country over time. (And battles, no doubt...to take over land) it was changed to Russia.
A Viking by the name of Rurik settled in Central Europe (along with other Vikings) where the Slavs already lived. The Slavs were a tribe that fought others to win land. But when Rurik and the other Vikings Invaders came, they were forced to obey.
The Slavs called the Viking Invaders the Rus because 'Rus' sounds like Rurik's name. As the Vikings and Slavs formed tribes, they and built their own cities and traded too. Over time, the Rus became powerful.
Instead of trading with Constantinople, the tribes of the Rus wanted to conquer it. Although the Rus were good Sailors, they were no match for Byzantine's "Sea Fire." (Also known as "Greek fire" is a chemical reaction.) One of the Rus princes named Vladimir made peace with Constantinople; he gave Rus warriors to the emperor, and married a Byzantine princess.
it became a country because Russia is a boss.
Russia, which was the core of the USSR, was the first country to become communist.
The USSR (Russia)
It never was part of the US. Russia is a separate country in Europe and Asia, USA is in North America.
1922 - 1991
Russian become a state in 862, before that it was separated kingdoms with center in Kiev.
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Russia is a country.
No, it is a country.
Ukraine is the country that has been encouraged by the US to become energy-independent from Russia. Russia is widely believed to be leveraging its position as the main energy supplier to influence Ukrainian politics. Georgia is in the same boat, and is the correct K12 answer!
Russia is a country. A country does not have free will -- it is a country. If you're talking about the population of Russia...of course they do.
Russia is an Asian country,.
Russia is a country in Eurasia.
Russia is a country,but is in the continent Europe
It was a former member of the USSR. Not really a country, as such, but in the US, Russia and the Soviet Union are considered interchangeable.
The Tsar was deposed in the 1917 Revolution. Russia, as part of the Soviet Union, has been a Republic ever since.
Russia isn't a city, it is a country. The capital of Russia is Moscow, but Russia itself isn't a city.
Russia is a developing country.
Russia is the largest country in the world.Everybody knows Russia,it is quite common.
Russia isn't a Weak Country. it is Very Strong Country
Russia itself is a big country. The biggest country in the world.
After WW2 when Russia took over Germany, the Americans decided to help them then make them an independent country.
Russia is a country; Russia is a federation.