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Russia

Russia is a transcontinental country extending over much of northern Eurasia. It is a semi-presidential republic comprising 83federal subjects. At 6,592,800squaremiles, Russia is by far the largest country in the world, covering more than an eighth of the Earth's land area; with 142 million people, it is the ninth largest by population. It extends across the whole of northern Asia and 40% of Europe, spanning 11 time zones and incorporating a great range of environments and landforms. Russia has the world's largest mineral and energy resources, and is considered an energy superpower. It has the world's largest forest reserves and its lakes contain approximately one-quarter of the world's unfrozen fresh water.

The nation's history began with that of the East Slavs whoemerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD.Founded and ruled by Vikings and their descendants, the first East Slavic state, Kievan Rus', arose in the 9th century and adopted Christianity from the Byzantine Empire in 988. Kievan Rus' ultimately disintegrated and the lands were divided into many small feudal Russian states. The most powerful successor state to Kievan Rus' was Moscow, which served as the main force in the Russian reunification process and independence struggle against the Golden Horde. Moscow gradually reunified the surrounding Russian principalities and came to dominate the cultural and political legacy of Kievan Rus'. By the 18th century, the nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation and exploration to become the huge Russian Empire, stretching from Poland eastward to the Pacific Ocean.

Russia established worldwide power and influence from the times of the Russian Empire to being the largest and leading constituent of the Soviet Union, the world's first and largest constitutionally socialist state and a recognized superpower. The nation boasts a long tradition of excellence in every aspect of the arts and sciences. The Russian Federation was founded following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, but is recognized as the continuing legal personality of the Soviet Union. Russia is a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and a leading member of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the G8. It is one of the five recognized nuclear weapons states and possesses the world's largest stockpile of weapons of mass destruction.

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Anastasia
Royal Diaries
by Carolyn Meyer
from Scholastic Inc.
for 3rd-6th grade
in Royal Diaries (Location: A10-04B)
Angel on the Square
by Gloria Whelan
from HarperCollins
for 4th-7th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
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by Gladys Scheffrin-Falk & Barbara Garrison (illusttrator)
from Purple House Press
for 1st-3rd grade
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
Baba Yaga and Vasilisa the Brave
by K. Y. Craft
First Edition from HarperCollins
for Preschool- 3rd Grade
Boris
by Jaap Ter Haar
from Inheritance Publications
for 4th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
Catherine the Great
World Landmark #29
by Katharine Scherman
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Chief of the Cossacks
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by Harold Lamb
from Random House
for 5th-9th grade
in World Landmark Books (Location: A10-04D)
Children of the Storm
by Natasha Vins
from Bob Jones University Press
Autobiography for 8th-10th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Condemned as a Nihilist
by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
for 6th-10th grade
in G. A. Henty Books (Location: A05-04A)
Condemned as a Nihilist
by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
for 6th-10th grade
in G. A. Henty Books (Location: A05-04A)
Czar, The
by Deborah Alcock
from Inheritance Publications
Historical Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in Inheritance Fiction (Location: A11-01D)
Duel of the Giants
from Z-Man Games
for 5th-Adult
in Clearance: Games & Toys (Location: CLE-TAB)
Endless Steppe
by Esther Hautzig
from HarperCollins
Historical Fiction for 5th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
Endless Steppe
by Esther Hautzig
from HarperCollins
Historical Fiction for 5th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
Eyewitness: Russia
by Kathleen Berton Murrell
1st edition from DK Children
for 4th-6th grade
in Russia (Location: B02-05B)
Fool of the World and the Flying Ship
by Arthur Ransome
from Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 1st-4th grade
1969 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
Gabriel Allen, M.P.
by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
for 6th-10th grade
in G. A. Henty Books (Location: A05-04A)
Great Empires - CD
from Home School in the Woods
for 3rd-8th grade
in Hands-On History Activity-Paks (Location: B01-03B)
Guide to Russia
by Michael March
from Highlights for Children
for 1st-6th grade
in Europe (Location: B02-05B)
House on Walenska Street
by Charlotte Herman
from Avyx, Inc.
for 2nd-4th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
House on Walenska Street
by Charlotte Herman
1st edition from E.P. Dutton & Co.
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
If You Were Me and Lived In... Russia
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by Carole P. Roman
from CreateSpace
for 1st-3rd grade
in Europe (Location: B02-05B)
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by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
for 6th-10th grade
in G. A. Henty Books (Location: A05-04A)
Jack Archer
by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
for 6th-10th grade
in G. A. Henty Books (Location: A05-04A)
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by Robert Alexander
Reprint from Penguin Press
for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Letters from Rifka
by Karen Hesse
from Hampton-Brown
Realistic Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Realistic Fiction (Location: A09-01A)
Letters from Rifka
by Karen Hesse
from Square Fish Publishing
Realistic Fiction for 3rd-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
Long Walk
by Slavomir Rawicz
New edition from Lyons Press
for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Marc Chagall
Art for Children
by Ernest Raboff
from J.B. Lippincott Co.
for 3rd-6th grade
in Great Artists (Location: ART-02B)
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by Jules Verne
from Bottom of the Hill Publishing
for 7th-10th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: A04-01A)
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by Kathryn Lasky
from Puffin Books
Historical Fiction for 4th-6th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Signet Classics
by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
from Signet Classics
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
Signet Classics
by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
from Signet Classics
Classic Literature for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
One of the Fifteen Million
by Nicholas Prychodko
from Little, Brown & Company
for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
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by Diane Stanley
from William Morrow & Company
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Pictures at an Exhibition
by Anna Harwell Celenza & JoAnn E. Kitchel
from Charlesbridge
Picture Book Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Music Appreciation (Location: AMU-05B)
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by Ann Berge
from Picture Window Books
for Preschool-2nd grade
in Clearance: Picture Books (Location: ACL-PIC)
Snow Princess
by Ruth Sanderson
from Crocodile Books
for Preschool-3rd grade
Stalin
by Albert Marrin
from Beautiful Feet Books
Biography for 7th-10th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Stalin's Russia
Questions in History
by Martyn Whittock
from Collins
for 5th-8th grade
in Russia (Location: B02-05B)
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by Opal Wheeler
from Zeezok Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in Opal Wheeler Great Musicians Series (Location: AMU-05D)
Story of Peter Tchaikovsky - MP3 Audio Book
by Opal Wheeler
from Zeezok Publishing
for 3rd-6th grade
in Opal Wheeler Great Musicians Series (Location: AMU-05D)
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by Milton Meltzer
1st edition from Orchard Books
Picture Book Biography for 3rd-7th grade
in Biography Anthologies (Location: A12-07B)
Through Russian Snows
by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
Historical Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in G. A. Henty Books (Location: A05-04A)
Through Russian Snows
by G. A. Henty
from Robinson Curriculum
Historical Fiction for 6th-10th grade
in G. A. Henty Books (Location: A05-04A)
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by Herge
from Little, Brown & Company
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in Adventures of Tintin (Location: A11-03B)
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by Leo Tolstoy
from Vintage Classics
Realistic Fiction for 10th-Adult
in 19th Century Literature (Location: CLT-19C)
Warriors Through the Ages - Coloring Book
Dover Coloring Books
by Bruce LaFontaine
from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
in Dover Coloring Books (Location: A01-DOV)