Russell is a city located in Russell County, Kansas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 4,696. It is the county seat of Russell County.
Russell received national attention and was typecast as an all-American town pursuant to Bob Dole's failed 1996 presidential bid as a Republican. Dole, originally from Russell, was shown getting a haircut and eating at a local cafe to emphasize his hometown roots.
The father of Billionaire Philip Anschutz also grew up in Russell where he founded Farmer's State Bank. Anschutz himself grew up in neighboring Hays, Kansas.
Web Sites and Links
City of RussellInformation on local administration, services, and history.
Russell Chamber of CommerceInformation including list of hotels, calendar of events and sites of interest.
Russell Recreation CommissionLists times and dates for various games and tournaments.