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

  • A city of southern Ukraine in the southern Crimea northeast of Sevastopol. Originally settled by Scythians, it was under Tatar rule from the 15th to the 18th century and was annexed by Russia in 1784. It became part of the Ukrainian SSR in 1954. Population: 342,000.

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  • proper n. A city in Ukraine, capital of Crimea.


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From Russian Симферополь (Simferópol’), from Greek Συμφερόπολις (Symferopolis, "city of usefulness").


  • Over dinner in Simferopol with my adopted Crimean Tatar family last week, Ayder, a veteran of the Crimean Tatar human rights war against the USSR, used the term “genocide” to describe the present Ukrainian non-policy towards Crimean Tatars.

    Global Voices in English » Ukraine: 65th Anniversary of the Crimean Tatar Deportations

  • On the other hand, the largest and more prosperous Crimean towns, such as Simferopol and

    The Shield

  • With the help of our classmate who works in the foreign tourism office and has powerful connections, we buy train tickets to Simferopol and, on August 1, step out of the train car—after two days clanging through the entire width of the country, north to south—into the dusty, soupy warmth of the Crimea.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • He has never come to Leningrad before, not when I sent him a telegram as my mother was walking out the door to spend a week with her sister in the provinces, not when I bribed a conductor in Simferopol to put an extra person on a train headed north.

    A Mountain of Crumbs

  • Upon graduating in 1889 she returned to Russia and began teaching in a Jewish school in Simferopol, Ukraine.

    Roza Shoshana Joffe.

  • Russian revolutionary, internationalist, early feminist, doctor and one of the founding generation of Italian socialists, Anna Kuliscioff was born Anja Moiseevna Rozenstein, near Simferopol in the Crimea, between 1854 and 1857.

    Anna Kuliscioff.

  • Maria Sonevytsky of My Simferopol Home posted photos from the memorial event that took place in Simferopol on May 18 - and described the current plight and the attitudes of the Crimean Tatar who have returned to live in Ukraine:

    Ukraine: 65th Anniversary of the Crimean Tatar Deportations

  • On that Thursday he issued the Reichenau order from his field headquarters in the Crimean city of Simferopol.

    Sealing Their Fate

  • On Sept. 5, Ukraine's Foreign Minister Vladimir Ogryzko accused the Russian consulate in the Crimean capital of Simferopol of distributing Russian passports to the inhabitants of the peninsula.

    Russia's Next Target

  • He detrained at Simferopol on the Crimean peninsula, where a carriage was in readiness.

    FORGE OF EMPIRES 1861-1871


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