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[len-in-grad; Russian lyi-nyin-graht] /ˈlɛn ɪnˌgræd; Russian lyɪ nyɪnˈgrɑt/
a former name (1924–91) of St. Petersburg (def 1) Unabridged
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  • The tour lasts eighteen days including the time it takes to get to Leningrad.

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  • The Leningrad subway, as much a museum as a system of transportation.

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  • He killed another man in Leningrad—we have since discovered that it was for the purpose of stealing his personal flyer.

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  • Paul said, "In the movement they call you Georgi, and you're top man in the Leningrad area."

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  • You don't recall anything about hearing anything about Marina moving from Leningrad to Minsk, do you?

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British Dictionary definitions for Leningrad


/ˈlɛnɪnˌɡræd; Russian lɪninˈɡrat/
the former name (1937–91) of Saint Petersburg
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Leningrad in Culture
Leningrad [(len-in-grad, len-in-grahd)]

Name of Saint Petersburg, Russia, from 1924 to 1991. (See Saint Petersburg.)

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