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(Russian birəbidˈʒan) or


1. (Placename) a city in SE Russia: capital of the Jewish Autonomous Region. Pop: 77 250 (2002)
2. (Placename) another name for the Jewish Autonomous Region
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or Bi•ro•bi•jan

(ˌbɪr oʊ bɪˈdʒɑn)

the capital of the Jewish Autonomous Region, in E Siberia, in the SE Russian Federation in Asia, W of Khabarovsk. 82,000.
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(3) Department of Information Systems, Mathematics and Legal Informatics, Sholom-Aleichem Priamursky State University, Birobidzhan, Russia
They also visited a synagogue and community center in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, and in that region's capital, Birobidzhan, performed in a local pub, where the staff became fans and lavished the group with food and drinks.
(160) Richard Pipes, "The Sad Fate of Birobidzhan," New York Review of Books, 27 October 2016.
Srebrnik contends that following the 1956 Khrushchev revelations, Jewish Party members had to confront the reality that the USSR and its promised Birobidzhan region had not offered a viable safe heaven from anti-Semitism.
But afterward, when she hugged me again, she said, 'You're not at all Jewish.' 'No,' I said, 'not at all.' But her father was a Communist from Birobidzhan who referred to the Land of Israel as Palestine and refused even to visit unless historical wrongs were righted and so on and so forth, so why did she care that I was 'not at all Jewish?' 'No,' she said, 'I don't care, nor do I care about your affairs with God, or with whatever does or does not exist, but there are some people who are Gentiles in their heads and Jews in their pants, if you know what I mean.' And in order to bolster her conviction, which became firmer with time, she would visit me here, in Spanga Church, where I did my pastoral training, and she sat in the Jews' pew, and would sit me down there as well.
The engineers of the Ruzhinskii depot and the Voroshilov depot traversed without taking in any water from the station of Volochaevok to Birobidzhan, some 117 kilometers, with an average speed on 37.7 kilometers per hour.
(31.) Birobidzhan (a variant spelling) was established as an autonomous Jewish region in Siberia on the Soviet-China border in 1928.
Baigell's fourth chapter opens with a discussion of cartoons that reveled in the fall of Czar Nicholas II and celebrated the new freedoms that the Soviet Union seemed to offer Jews, including the establishment of the autonomous region of Birobidzhan. This is followed by an investigation of negative responses by left-leaning critics who decried those works of art that did not seem to portray authentically proletarian subjects.
Office in Vladivostok will be convenient for consular services to citizens of Kyrgyz Republic living in Vladivostok, Sakhalin, cities of Ussuriisk, Khabarovsk and Birobidzhan. Office of Krasnoyarsk - Tyva, Khakassia, Buryatia, Chita and Irkutsk cities.
We have studied the airborne suspensions that were found in snow samples collected during 2010-2013 in the biggest cities in the Russian Far East: Vladivostok (at 13 points), Khabarovsk (12 points), Birobidzhan (5 points), Blagoveshchensk (25 points), Ussuriysk (10 points), and National Reserve Bastak (5 points).