Question: When was Russia discovered date?

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.

When was Russia first discovered?

862 The first modern state in Russia was founded in 862 by King Rurik of the Rus, who was made the ruler of Novgorod. Some years later, the Rus conquered the city of Kiev and started the kingdom of the Kievan Rus.

What was Russia before it was Russia?

Once the preeminent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.; commonly known as the Soviet Union), Russia became an independent country after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991.

What was Russia called in the 1700s?

Tsardom of Russia Tsardom of RussiaTsardom of Russia Русское царство Russkoye tsarstvoTerritory of Russia in 1500, 1600 and 1700CapitalMoscow (1547–1712) Saint Petersburg (1712–21)Common languagesRussianReligionRussian Orthodox30 more rows

What was Russia called before 1990?

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was a socialist state that spanned Europe and Asia during its existence from 1922 to 1991. It was nominally a federal union of multiple national republics; in practice its government and economy were highly centralized until its final years.

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