\ɹˈʌʃə], \ɹˈʌʃə], \ɹ_ˈʌ_ʃ_ə]\
Sort: Oldest first
a former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia created in the 14th century with Moscow as the capital; powerful in 17-18th centuries under Peter the Great and Catherine the Great when Saint Petersburg was the capital; overthrown by revolution in 1917
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Sir Augustus Henry
Russia has always been particularly friendly to the United States, recognizing its independence immediately upon the settlement of peace with Great Britain in 1783. By the Treaty of 1824 the navigation and fisheries of the Pacific were regulated, and a favorable commercial treaty was secured in 1832 by the United States. A convention relative to neutral rights at sea was concluded in 1854. By the Treaty of 1867 Russia ceded all its American possessions to the United States for $7,200,000. An extradition treaty long pending went into effect June 24, 1893.
By John Franklin Jameson
Word of the day
- The surgical cutting or removal of an arm.