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A city of west-central Russia east-northeast of Moscow. Founded as an independent republic in the 1100s, it was annexed by Ivan III in 1489.


(Russian ˈkirəf)
(Placename) a city in NW Russia, on the Vyatka River: an early trading centre; engineering industries. Pop: 454 000 (2005 est). Former name (1780–1934): Vyatka


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(Biography) Sergei Mironovich (sɪrˈɡjej miˈrɔnəvitʃ). 1888–1934, Soviet politician; one of Stalin's chief aides. His assassination was the starting point for Stalin's purge of the Communist Party (1934–38)


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a city in the E Russian Federation in Europe, N of Kazan. 421,000. Formerly, Vyatka.
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'The completion of Kirov and Sakura will change the Makati skyline.
Securities and Exchange Commission, affirmed Russian Kirov Region's Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) at 'BB-' with Stable Outlooks and Short-Term Foreign-Currency IDR at 'B'.
Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, expects an apology from Bulgarian Transport Minister Danail Papazov over claims that Deputy Transport Minister Petar Kirov had been endorsed by Hahn.
A leading dancer with the Kirov Ballet for more than two decades and a beloved coach at Boston Ballet and the Kirov, Sergei Berezhnoi died in August.
The Kirov class battlecruisers are the largest and heaviest surface combatant warships of the Russian Navy.
"Kirov Stars: Shakespeare Dance Trilogy" showcases the impressive talent of Kirov Ballet troupe in three of Shakespeare's best know dramas.
The aptly-named Jewels, a glittering array of three diverse ballet styles, three composers, three costume and set changes - and one choreographer, George Balanchine, was the Kirov Ballet's opening offer to Birmingham.
We send 50,000 soccer fans to invade Moscow and the Russians respond by sending us St Petersburg's legendary Kirov Ballet.
KIROV is to ballet what Rolls- Royce is to automobiles and Michelin is to restaurants - the standard by which much is measured - yet all that fame is as nothing if excellence is not maintained and developed.
The answer is the renowned Kirov Ballet which arrives at the Lowry next week with a programme of work which includes Jewels, Don Quixote and a gala performance.
Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra (Kirov) at The Sage Gateshead