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A city of western Russia on the Oka River southeast of Moscow. Founded in 1095, it is now a manufacturing and industrial center.
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(Russian rɪˈzanj)
(Placename) a city in W central Russia: capital of a medieval principality; oil refineries and engineering industries. Pop: 523 000 (2005 est)
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(ˌri əˈzɑn, -ˈzæn)

a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, SE of Moscow. 515,000.
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"The Ryasan area where his mother was born became the main inspiration of his art and the object of a spiritual attachment.