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  1. The Russian Wikipedia (Russian: Русская Википедия, romanized: Russkaya Vikipediya) is the Russian-language edition of Wikipedia. As of May 2023, it has 1,918,040 articles. It was started on 11 May 2001. In October 2015, it became the sixth-largest Wikipedia by the number of articles.

  2. Russian ( русский язык, russkij jazyk, IPA: [ˈruskʲɪj jɪˈzɨk]) is an East Slavic language mainly spoken in Russia. It is the native language of the Russians and belongs to the Indo-European language family. It is one of four living East Slavic languages, [h] and is also a part of the larger Balto-Slavic languages.

    • 150 million (2012), L2 speakers: 110 million (2012)
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    Russia (Russian: Россия, romanized: Rossiya, [rɐˈsʲijə]), or the Russian Federation, is a transcontinental country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. It is the largest country in the world, encompassing one-eighth of Earth's inhabitable landmass.

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  4. The Russian Wikipedia ( Russian: Русская Википедия) is the Russian-language edition of Wikipedia. This edition was started in May 2001. It currently has about 1,914,000 articles. [1] It is currently the 7th largest edition.

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    The Russians (Russian: русские, romanized: russkiye) are an East Slavic ethnic group indigenous to Eastern Europe, who share a common Russian ancestry, culture, and history. Russian , the most spoken Slavic language , is the shared mother tongue of the Russians; Orthodox Christianity has been their historical religion since 988 AD.

    • 622,445 (2016), (Russian ancestry, excluding Russian Germans)
    • 938,500 (2011), (including Russian Jews)
    • 40,000 (2019)
  6. Mar 21, 2022 · Currently, Russia is the country with the most Wikipedia downloads —by a landslide. Before the invasion, it rarely broke the top 10, but after the Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, it has kept a solid...

  7. The history of Russia begins with the histories of the East Slavs. The traditional start-date of specifically Russian history is the establishment of the Rus' state in the north in 862, ruled by Varangians. Staraya Ladoga and Novgorod became the first major cities of the new union of immigrants from Scandinavia with the Slavs and Finns.

  8. Russian, like other Slavic languages, is an Indo-European language. Russian is one of the three main East Slavic languages ; the others are Ukrainian and Belarusian . More people speak Russian than any other Slavic language.

  9. Russia (Russian: Россия, romanized: Rossiya, [rɐˈsʲijə]), or the Russian Federation, is a country in Eastern Europe and North Asia. It has land from the Baltic Sea to the Bering Strait . It is the largest country in the world , followed by Canada , the United States , and China .

  10. The Russian alphabet (ру́сский алфави́т, russkiy alfavit, or ру́сская а́збука, russkaya azbuka, more traditionally) is the script used to write the Russian language. It comes from the Cyrillic script , which was devised in the 9th century for the first Slavic literary language , Old Slavonic .

  11. Russian given names are provided at birth or selected during a name change. Orthodox Christian names constitute a fair proportion of Russian given names, but there are many exceptions including pre-Christian Slavic names, Communist names, and names taken from ethnic minorities in Russia .

  12. History of Russia Page Talk Read Edit Change source View history Tools The history of Russia begins with the East Slavs, Turkic, and the Finno-Ugric peoples. [1] [2] [3] [4] Parts of Southern Russia around the Black sea were settled by Greeks and Romans until about the 3rd century.

  13. Mar 3, 2022 · “On March 1st 2022 the Wikimedia Foundation received a Russian government demand to remove content related to the unprovoked invasion of Ukraine posted by volunteer contributors to Russian...

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