- a fine, smooth leather produced by careful tanning and dyeing, especially in dark red: originally prepared in Russia.
Origin of Russia leather
Examples from the Web for russia
It is the only tourist center Ukraine has left on the Black Sea, since Russia annexed Crimea last spring.Is Putin Turning to Terrorism in Ukraine?
January 6, 2015
At least 70 percent of the children were adopted from overseas, including Russia, China, Ethiopia and Ukraine.Judge: Rehoming Kids Is Trafficking
December 30, 2014
Sales are best in Asia, London, the Middle East, and Russia.Handbags: The More You Pay, The Smaller They Shrink
December 29, 2014
The Russia in which Yakunin died was one of the church triumphant.Remembering the Russian Priest Who Fought the Orthodox Church
December 28, 2014
He is a representative of the Free Russia Foundation, an organization which aims to rebuild freedom and democracy in Russia.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015
December 25, 2014
Russia sought to extend her conquests south and to seize upon Turkey.
November 1st, Turkey was forced by Russia to agree to an armistice of eight weeks.
Thus was Turkey humiliated and Russia benefited, having obtained her demands.
It will be in connection with the whole railway system of Russia.
Her name was Mlle. de Brabender, and she had educated a grand duchess in Russia.My Double Life
- the largest country in the world, covering N Eurasia and bordering on the Pacific and Arctic Oceans and the Baltic, Black, and Caspian Seas: originating from the principality of Muscovy in the 17th century, it expanded to become the Russian Empire; the Tsar was overthrown in 1917 and the Communist Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic was created; this merged with neighbouring Soviet Republics in 1922 to form the Soviet Union; on the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991 the Russian Federation was established as an independent state. Official language: Russian. Religion: nonreligious and Russian orthodox Christian. Currency: rouble. Capital: Moscow. Pop: 142 500 482 (2013 est). Area: 17 074 984 sq km (6 592 658 sq miles)
- another name for the Russian Empire
- another name for the former Soviet Union
- another name for the former Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
- a smooth dyed leather made from calfskin and scented with birch tar oil, originally produced in Russia
Word Origin and History for russia
1530s, from Medieval Latin Russi "the people of Russia," from Rus, the native name of the people and the country (cf. Arabic Rus, Medieval Greek Rhos), originally the name of a group of Swedish merchant/warriors who established themselves around Kiev 9c. and founded the original Russian principality; perhaps from Ruotsi, the Finnish name for "Sweden," from Old Norse Roþrslandi, "the land of rowing," old name of Roslagen, where the Finns first encountered the Swedes. This is from Old Norse roðr "steering oar," from Proto-Germanic *rothra- "rudder," from PIE *rot-ro-, from root *ere- (1) "to row" (see row (v.)).
Derivation from the IE root for "red," in reference to hair color, is considered less likely. Russian city-states were founded and ruled by Vikings and their descendants. The Russian form of the name, Rossiya, appears to be from Byzantine Greek Rhosia. Russification is from 1842.