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  1. Count Grigori Grigorievich . 1734–83, Russian soldier and a lover of Catherine II. He led (with his brother, Count Aleksey Grigorievich Orlov, 1737–1808) the coup that brought Catherine to power
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Historical Examples

  • The tenors Nikolsky, Orlov, and Vassiliev all had fine voices.

    The Russian Opera

    Rosa Newmarch

  • That may be true, but it was absolutely impossible to judge of Orlov by what he read.

  • They played cards in Orlov's study, and Polya and I handed them tea.

  • "You will excuse me," said Orlov, nodding towards the coffee.

  • I went out of the study, and I don't know what answer Orlov received.