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Molniya

[ mohl-nee-uh; Russian mawl-nyi-yuh ]
/ ˈmoʊl ni ə; Russian ˈmɔl nyɪ yə /
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noun

one of a series of Soviet communications satellites.

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Origin of Molniya

From the Russian word Mólniya literally, lightning
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