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(Russian bləɡaˈvjeʃtʃɪnsk)
(Placename) a city and port in E Russia, in Siberia on the Amur River. Pop: 222 000 (2005 est)


(ˌblɑ gəˈvɛʃ ɛnsk, -tʃɛnsk)

a city in the SE Russian Federation in Asia, on the Amur River. 202,000.
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Its own history museum presents the Cossacks as "hairy barbarians" (Lao Maozi) and lists the towns of Russia's far east by their historical Chinese names: Blagoveshchensk is Hailanpao, Vladivostok is Haishenwai, and Sakhalin is Kuye.
Traditionally the Chinese name for Vladivostok was Haishenwai ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), Khabarovsk was called Boli ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]), and Blagoveshchensk was known as Hailanpao ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]).
Ghosts of the Black River: the massacres of Hailanpao and the