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

  • See Samara.


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  • We visited great cities and power facilities, including Sverdlovsk where the U-2 was brought down, and impressive industrial centres in European Russia and the Ukraine such as Kuibyshev, Stalingrad-whose heroic defence against the German invader will still be fresh in your minds and which was 95 per cent obliterated-Stalino, Kharkov, and, of course, Leningrad and Moscow.

    The Formidable Reality of Khrushchev's Russia

  • About 1½ miles from shore in the broad Kuibyshev reservoir along the Volga, the ship hit a heavy thunderstorm with high waves, officials said.

    Russia Ship Disaster Sparks Call for Probe

  • Much of the Soviet government, along with foreign diplomats and journalists, had just been evacuated by rail to Kuibyshev, the Volga city about 600 miles away that was supposed to serve as the new base for the government once the capital fell.

    Stalin’s Tipping Point

  • The Soviet government transferred its headquarters to Kuibyshev.

    6. The Campaigns in the Soviet Union, 1941-1944

  • 'Kuibyshev, take your men into the yard and stake out the perimeter and leave two men guarding that door!'

    Quiller Meridian

  • After finishing secondary school in 1941 in Voronezh Basov was called up for military service and directed to the Kuibyshev

    Nicolay G. Basov - Biography

  • The news that government offices were being transferred to Kuibyshev prompted a mass flight by all those who were capable of movement.


  • They only found out it was Egyptian after we'd bombed Leningrad and Odessa and the nuclear establishments at Kharkov, Kuibyshev, and Molotov.

    On The Beach

  • The government moved to Kuibyshev, on the Volga, and Moscow prepared to fight for its life.

    The Story of World War II

  • It was closed to the west during communism, when it was called Kuibyshev.

    The Guardian World News


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