Definitions

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  • proper n. A city in Russia, administrative centre of Oryol oblast.

Etymologies

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From Russian орёл (orjól), literally eagle.

Examples

  • "The difference between Washington and the rest of the United States is much smaller than the difference between Moscow and the rest of Russia," says Eduard Dorofeyev, the political editor of the Oryol region's largest daily newspaper, Orlovskaya Pravda.

    Hometown Hero

  • And Oryol residents checking their mailboxes have begun finding pamphlets headlined GOD FORBID!

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  • Zyuganov, the former regional propaganda chief, is the hometown favorite in Oryol; he was born and raised just outside the region's capital.

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  • "I'm ready to bet $1 million that Zyuganov will win in Oryol," crows local party chief Aleksei Zotikov.

    Hometown Hero

  • The prospects are equally dismal 25 miles outside Oryol city in Zyuganov's birthplace, the village of Mymrino.

    Hometown Hero

  • NEWSWEEK has obtained a letter from Yeltsin's chief of staff, Nikolai Yegorov, to local news services in Oryol.

    Hometown Hero

  • Faded signs on factories in the southern region of Oryol and its namesake capital proclaim: LONG LIVE THE WORKING CLASS OF THE SOVIET NATIONS.

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  • Such wild rhetoric scares other voters, even a few in Oryol.

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  • Even in communist bastions like Oryol the Yeltsin campaign is refusing to quit without a fight.

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  • The city of Oryol, with a population of 350,000, has just one privately owned restaurant and a smattering of private stores.

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