|Russian Empire at the|
|NOC||Russian Olympic Committee|
|Other related appearances|
| Soviet Union (1952–1988)|
Unified Team (1992)
Olympic Athletes from Russia (2018)
Russia has competed at the modern Olympic Games on many occasions, but as different nations in its history. As the Russian Empire, the nation first competed at the 1900 Games, and returned again in 1908 and 1912.
In the Grand Duchy of Finland, which was an autonomous part of the Russian Empire until 1917, a separate National Olympic Committee was created in 1907. Finland's own team thus participated already in the Olympic Games of 1908 and 1912.
After the Russian revolution in 1917, and the subsequent establishment of the Soviet Union in 1922, it would be forty years until Russian athletes again competed at the Olympics, as the Soviet Union at the 1952 Summer Olympics. After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the new country of the Russian Federation competed as part of the Unified Team in 1992, and finally returned again as Russia for the 1994 Winter Olympics.
See also: All-time Olympic Games medal table
Medals by Summer Games
Summary by sport
The Russian Empire competed in equestrian at the first Games in which the sport was held, in Paris 1900. Two riders competed in all five of the events, but did not win medals.
The Russian Empire's 1900 Olympic debut included two fencers in the men's masters sabre event; they placed 5th and 7th.