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

  • A city of south-central Russia at the confluence of the Irtysh and Om rivers. On the Trans-Siberian Railroad, it is a major river port and transportation hub. The city was founded in 1716. Population: 1,140,000.

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  • proper n. Seventh largest city in Russia, centre of Omsk oblast.

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  • n. a city in the Asian part of Russia


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  • The Czech-born Jagr, 36, a right wing who has topped rosters for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Washington Capitals, and the New York Rangers since 1990, is now playing for Avangard Omsk, of the new Continental Hockey League, in Omsk, Siberia.


  • Jagr, wearing number 68 to commemorate the Prague Spring, waits to play in Omsk. Image credit: Utkin Igor/Itar-Tass Photo/Corbis


  • Watch them smile to themselves as they refute objections and expound implications of Stalin's monetary policy on rural electrification in Omsk. If there are two of them in the car, you just might do a Gemini and climb out the window to pull off a carjacking.

    Astrology and Traffic Tie-ups

  • Ultimately, he said it was a matter of stability, that he wanted a three-year contract and a place to call home, even if that means going to an outpost like Omsk, which is far more a part of Siberia than continental Europe.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Nine-time NHL All-Star Jaromir Jagr shocked the hockey world in 2008 when he joined Avangard Omsk at age 36, before rejoining the NHL this summer.

    Hockey Stars Killed in Russian Crash

  • The firebrand championing the indigenous Komi people was none other than Yury Spiridonov, an ethnically Russian oil miner and party worker, born in Omsk and educated in Sverdlovsk, who had once gotten into trouble for snapping at someone who tried to address him in Komi: “Speak in a way that can be understood.”

    The Return

  • Before returning to the NHL this season with the Philadelphia Flyers, Jagr had played three years for Avangard Omsk, a franchise in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.

    Why Didn't New York Keep Jagr?

  • Mr. Abramovich was getting most of his oil from a Siberian producer called Noyabrskneftegaz and a refinery in the nearby city of Omsk.

    Russian Tycoons Face Off in Court

  • Alexey Malgavko/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images FROSTBITE: Frost formed on the face of a man who ran a traditional New Year's half-marathon race in Omsk, Russia, Friday.

    Photos of the Day: Jan. 7

  • The BP spokesman said an appeal by BP on the order to provide documents related to the failed Rosneft deal would be heard in the Omsk arbitration appeal court on Oct. 7.

    Russia Rescinds BP Search Order


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