[pe-truh-zuh-votsk; Russian pyi-truh-zuh-vawtsk]
- a city in and the capital of the Karelian Autonomous Republic, in the NW Russian Federation in Europe.
Karelian Autonomous Republic
- an autonomous republic in the NW Russian Federation in Europe. 66,500 sq. mi. (172,240 sq. km). Capital: Petrozavodsk.
Also called Karelia.
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- a city in NW Russia, capital of the Karelian Autonomous Republic, on Lake Onega: developed around ironworks established by Peter the Great in 1703; university (1940). Pop: 265 000 (2005 est