- Great Russia
Great Russia ( _ru. Великороссия, "Velikorossiya") is an obsolete name formerly applied to the territories of "Russia proper", the land that formed the core of
Muscovyand, later, Russia. The name is said to have come from the Greek "Makra Rosia" (Μακρά Ρωσία) used by Byzantines for the northern part of the lands of "Rus '".
Similarly, the terms
Great Russian language(Великорусский язык, "Velikorusskiy yazyk") and Great Russians (Великороссы, "Velikorossy"), have fallen out of use.
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