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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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"You know, mon cher, your father and I had some accounts to settle, so I have received what was due from the Ryazan estate and will keep it; you won't require it.
By "what was due from the Ryazan estate" Prince Vasili meant several thousand rubles quitrent received from Pierre's peasants, which the prince had retained for himself.
'I've known this peasant, Nikolay Dementyev, from a child; he comes from the same province and district of Zaraisk, we are both Ryazan men.
The Embassy of Kyrgyzstan in Russia sent a note to the Russian Foreign Ministry requesting assistance in a thorough investigation of reports on 13 Kyrgyzstanis being kept in slavery by a firm in Ryazan.
Starting in fall 2013, Autoneum will be producing acoustic and thermal components in Ryazan for the growing Russian automobile market.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-2 June 2008-Interlink Group in Ryazan acquired by Comstar(C)1994-2008 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
Drawing on the works of American teachers and the author's own experience as an EFL instructor at Ryazan State Pedagogical University, Russia, the paper focuses on the ways three parties -- teachers, students, and peers/authorities -- can mold the teaching process.
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-20 December 2006-Sky Link introduces mobile network to Ryazan Region(C)1994-2006 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com