Ruthenia

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Ru·the·nia

 (ro͞o-thēn′yə, -thē′nē-ə)
A region of western Ukraine south of the Carpathian Mountains. Ruled for centuries by various powers, including Poland and Austria-Hungary, it was later a province of Czechoslovakia (1918-1939) and was annexed by the USSR in 1945.
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Ruthenia

(ruːˈθiːnɪə)
n
(Placename) a region of E Europe on the south side of the Carpathian Mountains: belonged to Hungary from the 14th century, to Czechoslovakia from 1918 to 1939, and was ceded to the former Soviet Union in 1945; in 1991 it became part of the newly independent Ukraine. Also called: Carpatho-Ukraine
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Ru•the•ni•a

(ruˈθi ni ə, -ˈθin yə)

n.
a former province in E Czechoslovakia.
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