(in Russia and the Soviet Union) an administrative division corresponding to an autonomous province.
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How to use oblast in a sentence
But the problem is, precisely, that there are no authorities who really control the situation in Donetsk oblast just now.Jews in East Ukraine Are Being Threatened, But By Whom? | Anna Nemtsova | April 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for oblast
an administrative division of the constituent republics of Russia
an administrative and territorial division in some republics of the former Soviet Union
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