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 (rə-stôf′) also Ros·tov-on-Don (-ŏn-dŏn′, -dôn′, -ôn-)
A city of southwest Russia on the Don River near its outlet on an arm of the Sea of Azov. The city grew around a fortress built in 1761 and was chartered in 1797.
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(ˈrɒstɒv) or


(Placename) a port in S Russia, on the River Don 48 km (30 miles) from the Sea of Azov: industrial centre. Pop: 1 081 000 (2005 est)
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(rəˈstɔf, -ˈstɒf)

a seaport in the SW Russian Federation in Europe, on the Don River, near the Sea of Azov. 1,020,000. Also called Rostov′-on-Don′.
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Noun1.Rostov - a seaport on the Don River near the Sea of Azov 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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MOSCOW, June 18 (KUNA) -- A plane carrying Saudi Arabia's World Cup team suffered a malfunction in one of its engines Monday but the squad landed safely in Rostov-on-Don city, where they would play their next match, the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) said.
Saudi Arabia arrived safely in Rostov-on-Don for their second World Cup fixture despite a "technical failure" with the team's aircraft, the Saudi Arabian Football Federation has said.Social media videos appeared to show one of the engines of Saudi Arabia's plane on fire.
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By: MENA MOSCOW - 22 August 2017: The fire in the Russian southern city of Rostov-on-Don has been fully contained, a source in the Emergencies Ministry's Southern Regional Center was quoted by TASS as saying.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (TAP) - A passenger jet operated by FlyDubai broke apart while trying to land in high winds in Rostov-on-Don Saturday morning, killing all 62 people on board.
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MOSKOVA (CyHAN)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin expressed condolences to each other on Saturday on account of the deadly crash of a FlyDubai plane near Russia's southern city of Rostov-on-Don, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.