Russian Place Names

Russian names are used in the country of Russia and in Russian-speaking communities throughout the world. See also about Russian names.
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BOLGARIYA   Болгария   (Country)   Russian
Russian form of BULGARIA.
KAZAKHSTAN   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.
ODESSA   Одесса   (Settlement)   Russian
Meaning unknown. This is the name of a Ukrainian city that sits on the north coast of the Black Sea.
ROSSIYA   Россия   (Country)   Russian
Russian form of RUSSIA.
RUS   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.
URAL   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.
VENGRIYA   Венгрия   (Country)   Russian
Russian form of HUNGARY.
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