Zinoviev

[ zi-noh-vee-ef, -nov-yef; Russian zyi-naw-vyif ]
/ zɪˈnoʊ viˌɛf, -ˈnɒv yɛf; Russian zyɪˈnɔ vyɪf /

noun

Gri·go·ri Ev·se·e·vich [gryi-gaw-ryee yif-sye-yi-vyich], /gryɪˈgɔ ryi yɪfˈsyɛ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1883–1936, Russian Bolshevik leader.

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British Dictionary definitions for Zinoviev

Zinoviev
/ (zɪˈnəʊvɪəf, Russian ziˈnɔvjɪf) /

noun

Grigori Yevseevich, original name Ovsel Gershon Aronov Radomyslsky. 1883–1936, Soviet politician; chairman of the Comintern (1919–26) executed for supposed complicity in the murder of Kirov. He was the supposed author of the forged `Zinoviev letter' urging British Communists to revolt, publication of which helped to defeat (1924) the first Labour Government
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