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

  • A city of west-central Russia on the Oka River southeast of Moscow. Founded in 1095, it is now a manufacturing and industrial center. Population: 516,000.

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  • proper n. a city in Russia, 196 kilometres south of Moscow, centre of Ryazan oblast.


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  • He was educated first at the church school in Ryazan and then at the theological seminary there.

    Ivan Pavlov - Biography

  • The Duma refused to investigate the 1999 apartment bombings, and voted to seal all materials concerning the Ryazan incident for seventy-five years.

    The Return

  • The central authorities blamed Chechen and Wahhabi militants associated with Basayev and Khattab, but the lack of clear evidence and the strange events in Ryazan—where what looked like a similar bomb was found in an apartment building, having been planted there by FSB agents who then said it was part of a “training exercise”—left many unsure just who was responsible see Chapter 3.

    The Return

  • A week later, in the city of Ryazan, inhabitants of one apartment block found sacks of white powder in their basement attached to a timing device.

    The Return

  • Media reports, citing opposition parties as their sources, said that local administrations in regions including Voronezh, Kemerovo, Tambov, Ryazan and Izhevsk have variously asked public employees to gather signatures for United Russia, instructed them to vote for the party, or offered public employees or pensioners various benefits if they help United Russia achieve a certain percent of the vote.

    Human Rights Watch: Q & A: Russian National Elections in 2011 and 2012

  • He built it secretly in an attic in Ryazan, about 120 miles southeast of Moscow.

    Boing Boing

  • BIRD'S-EYE VIEW: A crew member looked out of a helicopter at a forest fire in Ryazan, Russia, Tuesday.

    Photos of the Day: Aug. 10

  • In a blatant PR stunt Tuesday, he even co-piloted a firefighting plane in the Ryazan region, site of some of the worst fires.

    In the Russian wildfires, will Putin get burned?

  • Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree Monday declaring an emergency in the Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Ryazan, Voronezh, Mordovia and Mari El regions, the Kremlin said in a statement.

    At least 40 die in Russian wildfires

  • BURNT-OUT SHELL: A man looked at a charred vehicle near what was left of a house in Ryazan, Russia, Wednesday.

    Pictures of the Day: Aug. 4


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