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(ˈlɛnɪnˌɡræd; Russian lɪninˈɡrat)
(Placename) the former name (1937–91) of Saint Petersburg


(ˈlɛn ɪnˌgræd)

a former name (1924–91) of St. Petersburg (def. 1).
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Noun1.Leningrad - a city in the European part of RussiaLeningrad - a city in the European part of Russia; 2nd largest Russian city; located at the head of the Gulf of Finland; former capital of Russia
Russian Federation, Russia - a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state


[ˈlenɪngræd] N (Hist) → Leningrado m
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There is no doubt there are more proven performers in this race than Leningrad but if he is as good as connections clearly believe he is, he should take a big hand in the finish.
Andrew Litton is having several bites at Shostakovich's monumental Leningrad Symphony in the space of a week, with two different British orchestras.
Faina Bryanskaya, former professor at Leningrad Conservatory and now on faculty at Longy School of Music, presented a program on the formation of reading skills in the early stages of music training.
The accident at the Ekomet-S smelter, operating on the premises of the Leningrad nuclear power plant 1 km away from the main building is in no way connected with the reactors' operation, Rosatom was quoted as saying.
Gazprom has started construction work on the first section of the North-European Gas Pipeline in the Leningrad Region.
The Siege of Leningrad 1941-1944 is the incredible true story of the German Army's three-year assault on Leningrad.
With the installment of the new regime, the city's designation changed yet again, this time to Leningrad, in honor of the Bolshevik hero, and because of the German army's horrendous siege of the city for nine hundred days, from 1941 to 1944, it came to be seen as a symbol of the suffering endured by the Soviet people during World War II.
Born in Russia, Chernyak played in the Leningrad Symphony Orchestra and appeared in numerous solo and ensemble performances throughout the Soviet Union, Hungary and Germany.
En route to her execution as a traitor near besieged Leningrad on the Russian front, a victim of her own irrepressible innocence, fifteen-year-old Maria Mukhina, or "Midge," bemoans the broken elastic of her knickers, a persistent torment.
Using significant archival materials as well as the student press, Konecny employs the example of the Leningrad students to join other scholars who have argued that "totalitarian" and other "top-down" models of the evolution of the Soviet state have serious flaws.
In the aggregation of awesome--and awful--events that composed the German-Soviet War of 1941-45, and probably also in the whole history of warfare, the Battle for Leningrad holds the record for sheer endurance.
Formed in 1985 as the String Quartet of the Leningrad Conservatory, the ensemble won first prize at the All-Soviet Union String Quartet Competition.

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