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 (yĭ-kăt′ər-ən-bûrg′) or E·ka·te·rin·burg (ĭ-kăt′-)
A city of west-central Russia in the eastern foothills of the Ural Mountains. Nicholas II and his family were executed here (1918) after the Russian Revolution. From 1924 to 1991 the city was known as Sverdlovsk.
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(Russian jɪkətɪrinˈburk) or


(Placename) a city in NW Russia, in the Ural Mountains: scene of the execution (1918) of Nicholas II and his family; university (1920); one of the largest centres of heavy engineering in Russia. Pop: 1 281 000 (2005 est). Former name (1924–91): Sverdlovsk
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