from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of west-central Russia west of Moscow. First mentioned in the 12th century, it is a railroad junction and processing center. Population: 103,000.
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In fact, all of Russia would feel the shock waves, because some unknowably huge number of subway passengers consists of people trying to transfer between train stations or airports in the capital city, the hub of the nation, so they can get from Novosibirsk to Novorossiysk, or from Velikiye Luki to Ust Usinsk, or from Omsk to Tomsk.
Soviet forces recaptured Velikiye Luki (Jan. 1), entered Mozdok (Jan. 3), and relieved Leningrad from a 17-month siege.
Kluge: On our extreme northern wing we can fall back on our prepared positions at Velikiye Luki, as I suggested.
The Red Army, although a few isolated successes remained to it, like the capture of Velikiye Luki on 15th February, was a spent force.