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 (sə-văs′tə-pōl′, sĕv′ə-stō′pəl) Formerly Se·bas·to·pol (sə-băs′tə-pōl′)
A city of southern Ukraine in Crimea on the Black Sea west of Yalta. Founded on the site of an ancient Greek colony, it became Russia's principal Black Sea naval base after the late 18th century. The city resisted lengthy sieges during the Crimean War and World War II.
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(Russian sɪvasˈtɔpəlj)
(Placename) a port, resort, and naval base in the Crimea, on the Black Sea: captured and destroyed by British, French, and Turkish forces after a siege of 11 months (1854–55) during the Crimean War; taken by the Germans after a siege of 8 months (1942) during World War II. Pop: 338 000 (2005 est). English name: Sebastopol
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(səˈvæs təˌpoʊl)

also Sebastopol

a seaport in the S Crimea, in S Ukraine. 361,000.
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Noun1.Sevastopol - a city in southern Ukraine on the Black SeaSevastopol - a city in southern Ukraine on the Black Sea
Crimea - a Ukrainian peninsula between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
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They say that at Sevastopol, soon after Alma, the clever people were in a terrible fright that the enemy would attack openly and take Sevastopol at once.
BRUSSELS, June 20 (KUNA) - The European Union Thursday prolonged sanctions introduced in response to the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia until 23 June 2020.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- Around one and a half hours of car travel separate Simferopol (Akmescit) and Sevastopol (Akyar).
President of Russia Vladimir Putin has signed the laws on joining the Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol to the Russian Federation on March 21, the press service of Kremlin reported Friday.
Professor Len Scott, an expert in International History and Intelligence Studies at Aberystwyth University who was Denis Healey's political adviser when he was Shadow Foreign Minister, said memories of the siege of Sevastopol are burned deep in the Russian psyche.
Voters in Crimea's historic naval city of Sevastopol were going to the polls Sunday in a referendum on joining Russia which is expected to go in Moscow's favour.
A Russian warship unloaded trucks, troops and at least one armoured personnel carrier at a bay near Sevastopol in Crimea on Friday morning, as Moscow continued to build up its forces on the Ukrainian peninsula.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Bora guided missile air cushion ship of Russia's Black Sea fleet set off from the port of Sevastopol, Ukraine, to the port of Istanbul, Turkey to take part in an international defense show to be held there on May 7-10.
The basing of ships of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in the city of Sevastopol is impossible without a powerful ship repair and shipbuilding capability, Head of Sevastopol City State Administration Valeriy Saratov told reporters after events to mark the Day of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol.
Concurring with Gifford, Michael Katz (vii) selected the Maude translations (but slightly emended the style) for the Norton critical edition of Tolstoy's Short Fiction (1991), a collection including the first two Sevastopol Stories ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]).
They are based on his own experiences and observations at the siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean War.