from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A river of southwest Russia flowing about 917 km (570 mi) north and west to the Sea of Azov.
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- proper n. a river in Russia, in the North Caucasus region. It flows through the Karachay-Cherkessia, Stavropol Krai Krasnodar Krai, and Adygea.
- proper n. a geographic region of Southern Russia surrounding the Kuban River, on the Black Sea between the Don Steppe, Volga delta and the Caucasus.
- proper n. Krasnodar Krai
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He's got an accent from his part of southern Russia, and one of the interesting things about Gorbachev to me is he grew up in what they call the Kuban down in the Caucasus region where there was never serfdom.
They afterwards dwelt in Kuban, and finally on the Danube, where they subdued (about the year 500) the Slavo-Servians established on the Lower Danube.
Of these streams the Kuban is the largest, and empties itself as does the Rion, into the Black Sea; the other two running eastward to the Caspian.
(This was before the Bush Governorship, which gutted funding for state parks.) (Acrocanthosaurus tracks from Dinosaur Valley State Park, Texas; photo by Glen J. Kuban)
Mr. Kuban thinks the one-dollar shops keep the average price of the other pizza shops—which he estimated is about $2.75 a slice—in check.
Old habits die hard, it seems, for Kuban Krasnodar, a club formed as Krasnodar Dynamo by KGB forerunner the NKVD in 1928.
"A lot of the time I kick myself for not doing it first," says Adam Kuban, who started chronicling New York pizza in 2003 on his website, Slice.
Plus Robert Sietsema (from the Village Voice) and Adam Kuban (from Slice) are both there.
If Adam Kuban, who visited the Land of the Rising Sun, and who indulged in a Hiroshima ham sandwich on white bread, then THAT is the end of the report, as far as I am concerned.
Slice Grand Poobah Adam Kuban tried it and confirmed that it is indeed worth going a little out of your way for.