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

  • A city of southwest Russia in the northern Caucasus south of Rostov. Founded by Cossacks on orders from Catherine II in 1794, it is now an industrial center. Population: 715,000.

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  • proper n. A city, administrative centre of Krasnodar krai (unofficially called Kuban) of Russia, called Yekaterinodar before December 1920.


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  • Getty Images Tourists ride horses near the Black Sea resort of Sochi, a city situated in Krasnodar Krai, Russia.

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  • Already, radical Islamic cells are reportedly being formed outside the North Caucasus in regions such as Krasnodar, Staropol and Rostov.

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  • Russian lender Sberbank will invest $120 million in the venture that will manage airports in the cities of Sochi, Krasnodar, Gelendzhik and Anapa, Gref said.

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  • Old habits die hard, it seems, for Kuban Krasnodar, a club formed as Krasnodar Dynamo by KGB forerunner the NKVD in 1928.

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  • Now that S7 is in the Oneworld Alliance, BA is putting its code on the Russian airline's flights between Moscow and Chelyabinsk, Ekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, Kazan, Rostov-on-Don, Samara and Ufa.

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  • Mikhail Mordasov/AFP/Getty Images Opposition activists also protested in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar.

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  • Reuters Workers attach an election poster of Vladimir Putin appealing for votes for the United Russia party onto an office building in the southern city of Krasnodar on Thursday.

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  • Rosneft Chief Executive Eduard Khudainatov told reporters at the state-owned company's annual meeting in the southern Russian town of Krasnodar that Chevron had pulled out of the deal to jointly explore for oil in the Shatsky Ridge, a deepwater region of the Black Sea thought to contain six billion barrels of oil.

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  • In addition, the name of Krasnodar, the Russian city where Ms. Netrebko grew up, was misspelled as Krasnador.


  • Riot police prevented clashes in Krasnodar and Rostov-on-Don, southern Russian cities with large non-Slavic populations where ethnic clashes have been frequent in recent years, officials said.

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