from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Formerly (1924-1991) Sverd·lovsk (sfĕrd-lôfskˈ)Yekaterinburg A city of west-central Russia in the eastern foothills of the Ural Mountains. Nicholas II and his family were executed here (1918) after the Russian Revolution. Population: 1,300,000.
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- proper n. A city in the Sverdlovsk oblast of Russia, the fifth-largest in the country by population.
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