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Question about Russian in Zhongwen.

Is it called, 俄国 or 俄罗斯? Which is it usually called and what is the difference between the two names? I hear 俄罗斯 more in the news, I know.

For learning: Chinese (Mandarin)
Base language: Chinese (Mandarin)
Category: Language



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    Contemporarily, 俄罗斯 is more formal than 俄国。 俄国 is often used to refer to the empire of Tsar 100 years ago.

    we call 俄罗斯now,俄国is the old name of 俄罗斯

    俄国 => 苏联 => 俄罗斯

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