Ruthenia

[ roo-thee-nee-uh, -theen-yuh ]
/ ruˈθi ni ə, -ˈθin yə /

noun

a former province in E Czechoslovakia.

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British Dictionary definitions for ruthenia

Ruthenia
/ (ruːˈθiːnɪə) /

noun

a region of E Europe on the south side of the Carpathian Mountains: belonged to Hungary from the 14th century, to Czechoslovakia from 1918 to 1939, and was ceded to the former Soviet Union in 1945; in 1991 it became part of the newly independent UkraineAlso called: Carpatho-Ukraine
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