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Term: Rossiya

Description

Area was inhabited by many early cultures including Scythians (7th cen. BC), Sarmatians, Goths (AD 3rd cen.), Huns, Avars, Khazars, Bulgars & Slavs; Varangians (Scandinavians) created Russian state 9th cen.; was core of large empire & Soviet Union (1922);official language is Russian.