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

  • A city of west-central Russia on the Kama River in the foothills of the Ural Mountains. Founded in the early 18th century when a copper foundry was built there, it grew rapidly as an industrial center in the 19th century. Population: 989,000.

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  • proper n. historical region of northeastern Russia, corresponding to the Kama basin, a left tributary of the Volga. In Russian known as Пермь, also Пермь Великая "Great Perm" or Пермь Камская Kamskaya Perm after the Kama River.
  • proper n. City in Russia, administrative centre of Perm kray near the Ural mountains.


Rendition of the Russian toponym Пермь, probably from a Finno-Permic (Uralic) stem, compared to Estonian põrand, dialectal põrmand "floor, ground" by P. Alvre in Keel na Kirjandus No 7, 1981, pp. 407-413. (Wiktionary)


  • PERM, Russia (AP) - Russian emergency officials say the number of people killed by a nightclub fire in the Urals city of Perm has risen to 112.


  • PERM, Russia, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The death toll from a nightclub fire in Perm, Russia, has risen to 143, said officials who allege inspectors failed to review the club's safety standards.

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  • December 6th, 2009 MOSCOW/PERM - The toll in the deadly fire at a nightclub in the Russian Urals city of Perm has risen to 110, authorities said Sunday.

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  • PERM, Russia - Russian emergency officials say the number of people killed by a nightclub fire in the Urals city of Perm has risen to 112.

  • PERM, Russia (Reuters) - Russia observed a national day of mourning on Monday for the 112 victims of a weekend nightclub blaze, as investigators stepped up their probe into fire safety breaches and burials continued in Perm.

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  • PERM -- The right engine of the Boeing 737-500 caught fire as it prepared to land in Perm, they said.

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  • PERM, September 15 (RIA Novosti) - DNA tests to identify victims of the Sunday plane crash near the city of Perm in the Urals will begin in a Moscow forensic lab in the next few days, the head of the Federal Air Navigation Service said Monday.

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  • Born to a soon-to-be-ruined minor noble family in Perm, on the very edge of Europe, Diaghilev began his career by running an arts magazine.

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  • Born on 19 March 1872, Diaghilev grew up in Perm, at the foot of the Urals, and his childhood was one of horses and carriages and imperial winters.

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  • The blast took place at a nightclub in the Russian city of Perm, which is about 950 miles east of Moscow.

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