Russian Americans are Americans who trace their ancestry to Russia, the Russian Empire, and the former Soviet Union.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, abbreviated to USSR, was a socialist state on the Eurasian continent that existed from 1922 to 1991.
Russia, also officially known as the Russian Empire, was a state that existed from 1721 until it was overthrown by the short-lived liberal February Revolution in 1917.
Russian America was the name of the Russian colonial possessions in North America from 1733 to 1867.
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The definition can be applied to recent Russian immigrants to the United States, as well as to settlers of 19th-century Russian settlements in northwestern America which includes today's US states of Alaska, California, Oregon and Washington.
California is the most populous state in the United States and the third most extensive by area.
Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the Americas.
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Some Ukrainian Americans, Belarusian Americans, Russian Jewish Americans, Russian German Americans and Rusyn Americans identify as Russian Americans.
Belarusian Americans, also known by the somewhat dated terms Byelorussian Americans, Whiteruthenian Americans and White-Russian Americans, are Americans who are of total or partial Belarusian ancestry.
Rusyn Americans are citizens of the United States of America, with ancestors who were Rusyns, born in Carpathian Ruthenia, or neighboring areas of Central Europe.
The German American ethnic group consists of Americans who have full or partial German ancestry.