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 (chə-kä′ləf, chkä′-)
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(Russian ˈtʃkaləf)
(Placename) the former name (1938–57) of Orenburg
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(ˈɔr ənˌbɜrg, ˈoʊr-)

a city in the SW Russian Federation in Asia, on the Ural River. 547,000. Formerly, Chkalov.
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It tells many individual human stories besides documenting the epic Soviet polar expeditions of the time and relating how the heroes - Shmidt, Chkalov, Papanin the most famous - became universally worshipped through the Soviet Union (and sometimes beyond), usefully serving the needs of propaganda and socialist realism.