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 for Russia leather
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Russia \Rus"sia\, n.
     A country of Europe and Asia.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Russia iron, a kind of sheet iron made in Russia, having a
        lustrous blue-black surface.
  
     Russia leather, a soft kind of leather, made originally in
        Russia but now elsewhere, having a peculiar odor from
        being impregnated with an oil obtained from birch bark. It
        is much used in bookbinding, on account of its not being
        subject to mold, and being proof against insects.
  
     Russia matting, matting manufactured in Russia from the
        inner bark of the linden ({Tilia Europaea).
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Russia leather
      n 1: a smooth leather tanned with willow, birch, or oak, and
           scented on the flesh side with birch oil

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