Russian Place Names
Казахстан (Country) English, Russian, French
From Kazakh Қазақстан (Qazaqstan)
, from the ethnic name қазақ (qazaq)
, which is probably of Turkic origin, combined with the Persian suffix ستان (stan)
meaning "land of". This is the name of a country in central Asia.
Одесса (Settlement) Russian
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Ukrainian city that sits on the north coast of the Black Sea.
Русь (Region) Russian, Ukrainian, English, German
Possibly of Old Norse origin meaning "rowers". This was the name of a medieval Slavic state of eastern Europe.
Урал (Region & River) Russian, English, German, Turkish, Bashkir
Meaning unknown, possibly from Turkic aral
meaning "island, boundary". This is the name of a mountain range and a river in western Russia.