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Inhabited from ancient times by various peoples, including the Slavs, the area was overrun in the 8th century BC-6th century AD by successive nomadic peoples, including the Sythians, Sarmatians, Goths, Huns, and Avars. Kievan Rus, a confederation of principalities ruling from Kiev, emerged с 10th century. It lost supremacy in the 11th-12th centuries to independent principalities, including Novgorod and Vladimir. Novgorod ascended in the north and was the only Russian principality to escape the domination of the Mongol Golden Horde in the 13th century. In the 14th-15th centuries the princes of Moscow gradually overthrew the Mongols. Under Ivan IV ,the Terrible, Russia began to expand. The Romanov dynasty arose in 1613. Expansion continued under Peter I ,the Great and Catherine II ,the Great. The area was invaded by Napoleon in 1812; after his defeat, Russia received most of the grand duchy of Warsaw (1815). Russia annexed Georgia, Armenia, and Caucasus territories in the 19th century from Iran. The Russian southward advance against the Ottoman Empire was of key importance to Europe. Russia was defeated in the Crimean War. Chinese cession of the Amur River's left bank in 1858 marked Russia's expansion in the Far East. It sold Alaska to the U.S. in 1867. Its defeat in the Russo-Japanese War led to an unsuccessful uprising in 1905 . In World War I it fought against the Central Powers. The popular overthrow of the Tsarist regime in 1917 marked the beginning of a government of Soviets. (Wikipedia) - Russia, officially known as both Russia and the Russian Federation, is a country in northern Eurasia. It is a federal semi-presidential republic, comprising 83 federal subjects. From northwest to southeast, Russia shares borders with Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, the People's Republic of China, Mongolia, and North Korea. It also has maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk, and the United States by the Bering Strait. At 17,075,400 square kilometres (6,592,800 sq mi), Russia is the largest country in the world, covering more than one eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area. Russia is also the ninth most populous nation with 143 million people. It extends across the whole of northern Asia and 40% of Europe, spanning nine time zones and incorporating a wide range of environments and landforms. Russia has the world's largest reserves of mineral and energy resources. It has the world's largest forest reserves and its lakes contain approximately one-quarter of the world's fresh water. The nation's history began with that of the East Slavs, who emerged as a recognizable group in Europe between the 3rd and 8th centuries AD. Founded and ruled by a Varangian warrior elite and their descendants, the medieval state of Rus, arose in the 9th century. In 988 it adopted Orthodo

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Iran was occupied by Allied Powers during WWII. A convoy of trucks is hauling foor and other supplies from Iran to USSR leaving local people in misery. Millions of people starved from hunger during a war in which Iran had declared neutral.
Abadan under occupation during World War II. Russian Pilots are assembling Airplanes arriving from USA in 1943. following Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran in 1941, Reza Shah's son was installed as puppet Shah of Iran and ruled until 1979.
A Russian sketch from Army officers after they captured Derbent in 1722.The declining Safavi dynasty was an opportunity for Peter the great, to deploy 22,000 men and his newly built Caspian fleet and easily capture Darband in southern Daghestan.
Painting shows Persian victory over Russians in Soltanabad on Feb, 13, 1812.Qajar Prince Abbas Mirza is seen in blue jacket commanding his troops.Russian banners have two headed eagles on them while Iranian flags have the royal Lion & Sun.
Qajar Naseroddin Shah in Britain sitting between Princessed of Wales and Russia at a concert in Robert Hall. Shah's European trips to indulge his lust cost the nation alot as he ran out of money and gave away concessions to borrow money.
Queen Soraya of Iran Ostankino Palace Russia 1956

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