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Poltava

[ puhl-tah-vuh ]
/ pʌlˈtɑ və /
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noun
a city in eastern Ukraine, southwest of Kharkiv: Russian defeat of Swedes 1709.
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Poltava
/ (Russian palˈtavə) /

noun
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)
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