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 (mŏl′ə-tôf′, môl′-, mō′lə-), Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Originally Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Skryabin. 1890-1986.
Soviet politician who was a close associate of Joseph Stalin. He headed the Council of People's Commissars (1930-1941) and served as foreign minister (1939-1949 and 1953-1956).


(ˈmɒləˌtɒf; Russian ˈmɔlətəf)
(Placename) the former name (1940–62) for Perm


(ˈmɒləˌtɒf; Russian ˈmɔlətəf)
(Biography) Vyacheslav Mikhailovich (vɪtʃɪˈslaf miˈxajləvitʃ), original surname Skriabin. 1890–1986, Soviet statesman. As commissar and later minister for foreign affairs (1939–49; 1953–56) he negotiated the nonaggression pact with Nazi Germany and attended the founding conference of the United Nations and the Potsdam conference (1945)


(ˈmɒl əˌtɔf, -ˌtɒf, ˈmoʊ lə-)

1. Vyacheslav Mikhailovich (Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Skryabin), 1890–1986, Russian commissar of foreign affairs 1939–49, 1953–56.
2. former name of Perm.
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Noun1.Molotov - Soviet statesman (1890-1986)Molotov - Soviet statesman (1890-1986)  
2.Molotov - a city in the European part of RussiaMolotov - a city in the European part of Russia
Russian Federation, Russia - a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
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[beaucoup moins que]L'attaque aux cocktails Molotov perpetree, mardi, contre un lieu de culte juif a la Hara Kbira, a Djerba-Houmet Souk, n'est autre qu'un acte de vandalisme", a affirme le porte-parole du tribunal de premiere instance de Medenine.
They were accused of attempted murder, arson for terror purposes, rioting and possessing Molotov cocktails.
The police found guns, ammunition and Molotov bombs during a raid on a residential compound in Barangay Marulas, Valenzuela City, on Wednesday morning.
In Silwan, a Palestinian youth was killed by a rubber-coated bullet from an IDF force after it was attacked with Molotov cocktails and firecrackers, and in A-Ram a number of youths were injured during rioting in which stones and firebombs were thrown at Israeli border policemen.
The offices of two strongly nationalist Turkish newspapers were attacked late Wednesday by suspected militants from the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), who threw Molotov cocktails and opened fire on their editorial headquarters, AFP reported.
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