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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Tver'.
  • Kalinin, Mikhail Ivanovich 1875-1946. Russian politician who participated in the revolution of 1917 and was head of state as chairman of the All-Union Central Executive Committee (1919-1938) and the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet (1938-1946).

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  • proper n. A Russian surname, borne for example by Mikhail Kalinin (a Russian revolutionary).

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  • n. soviet statesman and head of state of the USSR (1875-1946)

Etymologies

From Russian калина (kalína, "viburnum"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • During the war Tver had been called Kalinin, in honor of Russia’s president.

    Stalin's Ghost

  • The cozy old Königsberg of the Teutonic Knights—the home, during the Enlightenment, of no less than Immanuel Kant—was transformed into Kaliningrad—a bleak Soviet place named after Mikhail Kalinin, the token peasant who was titular head of Stalin's USSR.

    Eastern Reproaches

  • "We need to liberate the citizens," Mr. Kalinin said, according to the Interfax news agency.

    Russia Tightens Its Grip in Belarus

  • Belarus Deputy Prime Minister Anatoly Kalinin said Friday the government would soon reintroduce price controls on foodstuffs and raise salaries in state-controlled companies.

    Russia Tightens Its Grip in Belarus

  • Front cover photos courtesy of iStockphoto.com/Iakov Kalinin (© Iakov Kalinin) and/Coldimages (© Jan Will).

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery

  • Kalinin can be a solid defenseman, and Prucha has some offensive flair, but Prucha has been mentioned in trades almost from the moment he arrived in New York.

    NHL trade deadline: Guerin joins Pens, Jokinen to Flames

  • In any case, turns out (and I must have known this, somewhere deep in my compost-heap skull) that Remnick begins his long narrative with a Soviet officer excavating a mass grave in a birch forest near Kalinin, where Polish officers had been massacred as part of the same operation that had led the murders in the Katyn forest.

    Confederates in the statehouse [Updated w/apology]

  • The KGB was so keen to keep its secrets that it built its vacation houses in the village of Mednoye near Kalinin, where the Polish officers had been executed and buried in mass graves, the better to keep watch over the bones.

    Confederates in the statehouse [Updated w/apology]

  • Rangers D Dimitri Kalinin missed his fifth consecutive game because of an upper-body injury. ...

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  • Penalties Back to top Period Team Time Player Type Level 1st period NYR 1: 54 Brandon Dubinsky interference minor NYR 6: 51 Fredrik Sjostrom hooking minor TOR 9: 37 Jamal Mayers hooking minor NYR 11: 20 Aaron Voros goaltender interference minor 2nd period NYR 1: 18 Dmitri Kalinin high-sticking minor NYR 18: 22 Ryan Callahan holding minor 3rd period TOR 10: 10 John Mitchell holding minor

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