American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- 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, 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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“PERM -- The right engine of the Boeing 737-500 caught fire as it prepared to land in Perm, they said.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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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