- a city in E Ukraine, SW of Kharkov: Russian defeat of Swedes 1709.
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Then a gas pipeline in the Poltava region of Ukraine was suddenly blown up by unknown assailants.Putin Is Just Getting Started in Ukraine
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You were a Jew when we found you insensible on the road near Poltava.Rabbi and Priest
What part he took at the battle of Poltava is not quite clear.
I guess I won't find the way to Poltava fair if the child cannot put the e's where they belong!Yiddish Tales
She acted most beautifully at the Poltava Fair in 1873; she was really magnificent.The Sea-Gull
When you go to Poltava, you always ask for my waggon, and what then?Taras Bulba and Other Tales
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- a city in E Ukraine: scene of the victory (1709) of the Russians under Peter the Great over the Swedes under Charles XII; centre of an agricultural region. Pop: 319 000 (2005 est)