[ mol-uh-tawf, -tof, moh-luh-, maw-; Russian maw-luh-tuhf ]

  1. Vya·che·slav Mi·khai·lo·vich [vee-ah-chuh-slahf mi-kahy-luh-vich; Russian vyi-chyi-slahfmyi-khahy-luh-vyich], /viˈɑ tʃə slɑf mɪˈkaɪ lə vɪtʃ; Russian vyɪ tʃyɪˈslɑf myɪˈxaɪ lə vyɪtʃ/, Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Skryabin, 1890–1986, Russian statesman: commissar of foreign affairs 1939–49, 1953–56.

  2. former name of Perm.

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How to use Molotov in a sentence

  • At the Berlin four-power conference in late January 1954, Molotov used it again.

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  • I could have made a Molotov cocktail by filling it with gas and using the rag for a fuse.

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British Dictionary definitions for Molotov (1 of 2)


/ (ˈmɒləˌtɒf, Russian ˈmɔlətəf) /

  1. the former name (1940–62) for Perm

British Dictionary definitions for Molotov (2 of 2)


/ (ˈmɒləˌtɒf, Russian ˈmɔlətəf) /

  1. Vyacheslav Mikhailovich (vɪtʃɪˈslaf miˈxajləvitʃ), original surname Skriabin. 1890–1986, Soviet statesman. As commissar and later minister for foreign affairs (1939–49; 1953–56) he negotiated the nonaggression pact with Nazi Germany and attended the founding conference of the United Nations and the Potsdam conference (1945)

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