Kirov

[ keer-awf, -of; Russian kyee-ruh f ]
/ ˈkɪər ɔf, -ɒf; Russian ˈkyi rəf /
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noun

a city in the E Russian Federation in Europe, N of Kazan.
Formerly Vyatka.
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Kirov

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/ (Russian ˈkirəf) /

noun

a city in NW Russia, on the Vyatka River: an early trading centre; engineering industries. Pop: 454 000 (2005 est)Former name (1780–1934): Vyatka

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Kirov

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/ (Russian ˈkirəf) /

noun

Sergei Mironovich (sɪrˈɡjej miˈrɔnəvitʃ). 1888–1934, Soviet politician; one of Stalin's chief aides. His assassination was the starting point for Stalin's purge of the Communist Party (1934–38)
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