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

  • A city of extreme northeast Russia above the Arctic Circle. It was founded in 1932 to accommodate extensive penal-labor camps. The camps were reportedly closed after the death of Stalin in 1953. Population: 82,000.

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  • proper n. A coal mining town in the Komi Republic, Russia, situated just north of the Arctic Circle.

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