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Shvernik

[ shvair-nik; Russian shvyer-nyik ]
/ ˈʃvɛər nɪk; Russian ˈʃvyɛr nyɪk /
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Ni·ko·lai [nik-uh-lahy; Russian nyi-kuh-lahy], /ˈnɪk əˌlaɪ; Russian nyɪ kʌˈlaɪ/, 1888–1970, Russian government official: president of the Soviet Union 1946–53.

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