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A village community of peasant farmers in prerevolutionary Russia.

[Russian, peace, mir, from Old Russian mirŭ, peace, from Proto-Slavic *mirŭ; akin to Latvian miers and Old Lithuanian mieras, peace.]


n, pl miri (ˈmiri)
(Historical Terms) a peasant commune in prerevolutionary Russia
[literally: world]


(Astronautics) the Russian (formerly Soviet) manned space station launched in February 1986 and scuttled in 2001
[C20: Russian: peace]



n., pl. mi•ri (ˈmɪər i)
a village commune of peasant farmers in czarist Russia.
[1875–80; < Russian]


Middle Irish.
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1995 -- Astronauts and cosmonauts shake hands and hug after the US shuttle Atlantis docked at the Russian space station Mir, uniting the two former Cold War adversaries in a new era of cooperation.
In 1995, the space shuttle Discovery flew to within 37 feet of the Russian space station Mir in the first rendezvous of its kind in two decades.
Her predecessor, Elena Kondakova, made her second - and last flight to the Russian space station Mir in 1997 as part of a Nasa space shuttle crew.
It was NASA's second space shuttle mission to rendezvous and dock with the Russian Space Station Mir.
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The Russian president and the COSPAR head also had a look at a model of the Russian space station Mir, which operated in low Earth orbit from 1986 to 2001.
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He was the only Canadian to visit the Russian space station Mir in 1995, the first Canadian to perform a spacewalk when he installed Canadarm2 onto the ISS in 2001.
That same year, American cosmonaut David Wolf was the first person to use the intergalactic voting system, casting a ballot in a local election while he was aboard the Russian space station Mir.
The station has been inhabited in orbit for more than 11 years, beating the previous record held by the Russian space station Mir.
February 19, 1986 The Soviet Union launches space station MIR.
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