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guberniya

(ɡuˈbjɛrnɪjə)
n
1. (Historical Terms) a territorial division of imperial Russia
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a territorial and administrative subdivision in the former Soviet Union
[from Russian: government, ultimately from Latin gubernāre to govern]
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Jews who land on their feet, hit the ground running, ride out the vicissitudes, and make the best of what falls to hand, from Egypt to Babylon, from Minsk Gubernya to the District of Sitka.
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