In the 18th century, the Russian nation had greatly expanded through conquest, annexation, and exploration to become the Russian Empire, the third largest empire in history, stretching from Poland in Europe to Alaska in North America. It is an absolute monarchy (between the 17th century and 1905), ruled by a Tsar or a Tsaritsa until the Russian Empire, and an Emperor after that, but the latter was still usually called the Tsar.
Recently, the Russian Empire lost the costly Russo-Japanese war against Imperial Japan, and also had to deal with a civil revolution. Russia is also secretely backing Serbia in its territorial dispute with the Austo-Hungarian Empire.
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