In the constitution of the Russian Federation, Chapter 1, Article 1, it says:
The Russian Federation - Russia is a democratic federal law-bound State with a republican form of government.
The names "Russian Federation" and "Russia" shall be equal.
Question: Is the following interpretation possible?
Every state preceding the Russian Federation (e.g. USSR) are not Russia, and only the Russian Federation is to be called Russia?
NOTICE: I am not asking whether the Russian Empire, the RSFSR, the USSR, are or are not Russia. I am simply asking whether the quotation from the Constitution can be interpretet in the way described above.