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 (mo͝or-mänsk′, mo͞or′mənsk)
A city of northwest Russia on the northern Kola Peninsula on an inlet of the Barents Sea. A major ice-free port, it was the terminus of an important supply line to the USSR in World Wars I and II.
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(Russian ˈmurmənsk)
(Placename) a port in NW Russia, on the Kola Inlet of the Barents Sea: founded in 1915; the world's largest town north of the Arctic Circle, with a large fishing fleet. Pop: 316 000 (2005 est)
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a seaport and railroad terminus in the NW Russian Federation, on the Kola Inlet, an arm of the Arctic Ocean. 432,000.
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Noun1.Murmansk - a port city in northwestern Russia on the Kola Peninsula; the largest city to the north of the Arctic Circle; an important supply line to Russia in World War I and World War II
Russian Federation, Russia - a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
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