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Pоссийская Империя
Rossiyskaya Imperiya
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Official language Russian Official Religion Russian Orthodox Christianity Capital Saint Petersburg (Petrograd 1914-1924) Area Approx. 22,400,000km² (c. 1900) Population Approx 128,200,000 (c. 1897) Population Density Approx 5.8/km² (c. 1900) Government Autocratic monarchy '''Head of State Emperor Creation October 22, 1721 Collapse March 2, 1917 First Emperor Peter the Great Last Emperor Nicholas II Currency Ruble National anthem Боже, Царя храни! (God Save the Tsar!)

The Russian Empire (Russian: Российская империя, tr: Rossiyskaya Imperiya) was a state that existed from 1721 until it was declared a republic in March, 1917.

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