American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of west-central Russia east of Moscow. Probably founded in the 10th century, it came under the control of Moscow during the 15th century. Population: 310,000.
- From Russian Владимир (Vladímir), a saint's name in the Russian Orthodox Church, from Old East Slavic Володимѣръ (Volodiměrŭ), Old Church Slavonic Владимѣръ (Vladiměrŭ), from Slavic владь (vladĭ, "power") + мѣръ (měrŭ, "great"), changed by folk etymology into миръ (mirŭ, "peace"). (Wiktionary)
“Happiness is not the first word that comes to my mind when the name Vladimir Nabokov is invoked.”
“The truth is an increasingly scarce commodity in Vladimir Putin's Russia, and Politkovskaya's murder showed that for those courageous enough to pursue it, the consequences can be deadly.”
“Some would say that the Patriarchate has found a new Tsar in Vladimir Putin and is content to sink into the slough of subservience.”
“Vladimir is a new, younger Alan Faneca, only unproven.”
“But while he is clearly a member of Russia's establishment, Lebedev has used his wealth to fashion a career as an independent political actor, an increasingly impossible task in Vladimir Putin's authoritarian, vertically run Russia.”
“Thor was demonstrative but not effusive so Vladimir is damn dear perfect for the role.”
“The program could be seen in Pripyat, founded in 1970 to support the Nuclear Power Station in the Name of Vladimir I.”
“The name Vladimir makes it likely vodka remains legal while driving is banned?”
“Putin – Vladimir Putin is the current 2nd term President of Russia, he came to power on January 1st 2000 after Yeltsin resigned, he was elected by a majority of votes in March of 2000.”
“Klee is a steady, experienced defenseman who will add stability to a Devils blue line that lost Scott Niedermayer (free agent) and Scott Stevens (retirement) and had failed free-agent signings in Vladimir Malakhov and Dan McGillis.”
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