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[kos-truh-mah; Russian kuh-struh-mah]
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  1. a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, NE of Moscow, on the Volga.
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Examples from the Web for kostroma

Historical Examples

  • Prince Paul of Kostroma was godfather, and gave the babe the name of Alexis.

    Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home

    Bayard Taylor

  • He had heard that the Rostovs were at Kostroma but the thought of Natasha seldom occurred to him.

    War and Peace

    Leo Tolstoy

  • Volkov was born at Kostroma, in 1729, the son of a merchant.

    The Russian Opera

    Rosa Newmarch

  • Similar unification is nearly finished at Tula and at Kostroma.

    The Crisis in Russia

    Arthur Ransome

  • Constantin made the first move by burning the town of Kostroma and carrying off the inhabitants as captives.

    The Empire of Russia</p>

    John S. C. Abbott

British Dictionary definitions for kostroma


  1. a city in W central Russia, on the River Volga: fought over bitterly by Novgorod, Tver, and Moscow, until annexed by Moscow in 1329; textile centre. Pop: 280 000 (2005 est)
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