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[muh-skvah] /mʌˈskvɑ/
Russian name of Moscow. Unabridged
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  • I should like to start from the Moskva River and ride round the whole position.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Was Moskva to lie in ruins, like another Kiev, a victim to her own renown?

  • Half an hour later they were all three walking along the bank of the Moskva.

    On the Eve Ivan Turgenev
  • At last we found the brutes entrenched on the banks of the Moskva.

  • Shortly after his return to Moskva, his cousin of Tver was summoned to present himself at the Horde.

  • The loyalty of Moskva brought him through many vicissitudes, and the tables were turned more than once upon his hostile relatives.

  • The Konstantinovitch submitted, and the grand princely dignity returned to the House of Moskva.

  • The city of Moskva rejoiced with its sovereign at the birth of the heaven-sent child, to whom was given the name of Ivan.

  • The great bell of Moskva boomed out to the watching multitudes the news that their sovereign was dead.

British Dictionary definitions for Moskva


/Russian masˈkva/
transliteration of the Russian name for Moscow
a river in W central Russia, rising in the Smolensk-Moscow upland, and flowing southeast through Moscow to the Oka River: linked with the River Volga by the Moscow Canal. Length: about 500 km (310 miles)
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