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Spassky

[spas-kee; Russian spah-skee] /ˈspæs ki; Russian ˈspɑ ski/
noun
1.
Boris (Vasilyevich)
[bawr-is vuh-seel-yuh-vich,, bohr-,, bor-;; Russian buh-ryees vuh-syee-lyi-vyich] /ˈbɔr ɪs vəˈsil yə vɪtʃ,, ˈboʊr-,, ˈbɒr-;; Russian bʌˈryis vʌˈsyi lyɪ vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
born 1937, Russian chess player.
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  • From Spassky I went to Uspensky by motor-car, and spent three days there with the foreman of the mine and his family.

    Russian Life To-day Right Rev. Herbert Bury
  • I had another most interesting experience before leaving Spassky and the Akmolinsk Steppes.

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Spassky

/ˈspæskɪ; Russian ˈspaskij/
noun
1.
Boris (baˈris). born 1937, Russian chess player; world champion (1969–72)
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