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 (kär′kĭv′, KHär′kēo͝o′) or Khar·kov (kär′kôf′, KHär′kəf)
A city of northeast Ukraine east of Kiev. Founded in the 1600s, it was an important frontier headquarters of Ukrainian Cossacks who were loyal to the Russian czars. Today it is a major industrial center and transportation hub.


(Russian ˈxarjkəf)
(Placename) a city in E Ukraine: capital of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (1917–34); university (1805). Pop: 1 436 000 (2005 est)


(ˈkɑr kɔf, -kɒf)

a city in NE Ukraine: former capital of Ukraine. 1,618,000.
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Noun1.Kharkov - a city in northeastern UkraineKharkov - a city in northeastern Ukraine; former capital of the Ukraine
Ukraine, Ukrayina - a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century
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Ukraine's reopens Kharkov, Dnepropetrovsk airports Ukraine International Airlines is set to resume services to the eastern cities of Kharkov and Dnepropetrovsk after Ukrainian authorities rescinded a decision to close the airports there late last week.
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The police in Kharkov will be acting toughly, though in compliance with the law.
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Peaceful rallies in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkov turned violent as a crowd of several thousand football ultras attacked a crowd of some 300 anti-government protesters.

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