Russia is currently the country "in charge" of Chechnya. Russia has been warring with Chechnya for hundreds of years, and is currently the only force preventing Chechnya from gaining independence and recognition as a separate, individual country.
a former communist country in eastern Europe and northern Asia; established in 1922; included Russia and 14 other soviet socialist republics (Ukraine and Byelorussia an others); officially dissolved 31 December 1991
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
Russia (, Rossiya; pronounced ), alsoFrom Article 1 of Constitution of Russia: "The names "Russian Federation" and "Russia" shall be equivalent." the Russian Federation (Ð Ð¾ÑÑÐ¸ÌÐ¹ÑÐºÐ°Ñ Ð¤ÐµÐ´ÐµÑ€Ð°ÌÑ†Ð¸Ñ, Rossiyskaya Federatsiya; , ), is a country that stretches over a vast expanse of Asia and Europe. With an area of 17,075,400 kmÂ², Russia is the largest country in the world, covering almost twice the territory of the next-largest country, Canada, and has the world's eighth-largest population. Russia shares land borders with the following countries (counter-clockwise from northwest to southeast): Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, China, Mongolia, and North Korea.
A reddish-brown calfskin impregnated with birch bark oil. A popular binding material in the late Eighteenth century, it is rarely met with today as it tends to deteriorate badly. semé A variety of binding decoration constructed from an evenly spaced array of gilt ornaments.