GREAT RUSSIA (Russian : Великороссия, Velikorossiya) is
an obsolete name formerly applied to the territories of "Russia
proper", the land that formed the core of Muscovy and later,
Within 1654–1721, Russian Tsars adopted the word - their official title included the wording (literal translation): "The Sovereign of all Rus\' : the Great, the Little , and the White ".
Similarly, the terms Great Russian language
(Великорусский язык, Velikorusskiy yazyk) and Great
However, the area became, together with the Volga-Ural region , North
* ^ Vasmer, Max (1986). Etymological dictionary of the Russian language. Moscow: Progress.