Named after the former empire in eastern Europe and northern Asia which is nearly coextensive with the present U.S.S.R. (H 28)
Named (BAJ Circ., No. 200 (1883)) by Baron Basil von Engelhardt of Dresden. The Engelhardt Observatory near Kasan, U.S.S.R. resulted from a gift of the instruments of Engelhardt’s private observatory in Dresden. Engelhardt was born in Russia.
Times are changing — Russia —> U.S.S.R. —> “new” Russia!
Discovered on 31-1-1883 in Vienna by Palisa, J.
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|07-05-2000||President Putin inaugurated for first term. Asteroid Russia conjunct Sun.|
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