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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Russia.
 
“Great Russia” is Muscovy. “White or Little Russia” is that part acquired in 1654 by Alexei Mikalowitch, including Smolensk. The emperor is called the “Czar of All the Russias.” (See BLACK RUSSIA.)   1
 


 Rus’sel.Rus’sian. 

 
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