Yekaterinburg

[ yuh-kat-er-in-burg; Russian yi-kuh-tyi-ryin-boork ]
/ yəˈkæt ər ɪnˌbɜrg; Russian yɪ kə tyɪ ryɪnˈburk /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for yekaterinburg

Yekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg

/ (Russian jɪkətɪrinˈburk) /

noun

a city in NW Russia, in the Ural Mountains: scene of the execution (1918) of Nicholas II and his family; university (1920); one of the largest centres of heavy engineering in Russia. Pop: 1 281 000 (2005 est)Former name (1924–91): Sverdlovsk
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