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Leningrad

[len-in-grad; Russian lyi-nyin-graht]
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noun
  1. a former name (1924–91) of St. Petersburg(def 1)
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  • He had managed to get here from Asia by stealing a flyer in Leningrad.

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

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  • Actually, I have practically no memories of Leningrad, very few of my family.

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  • But he recalled their conducted tour of the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad.

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British Dictionary definitions for leningrad

Leningrad

noun
  1. the former name (1937–91) of Saint Petersburg
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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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