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A city of southeast Estonia southeast of Tallinn. Founded in 1030, it was a member of the Hanseatic League and became part of Russia in 1704.
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(Russian ˈtartu)
(Placename) a city in SE Estonia: successively under Polish, Swedish, and Russian rule; university (1632). Pop: 95 000 (2005 est). Former name (11th century until 1918): Yurev German name: Dorpat
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(ˈtɑr tu)

a city in SE Estonia. 115,000.
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Noun1.Tartu - a city of southeastern Estonia that was a member of the Hanseatic League
Hanseatic League - a commercial and defensive confederation of free cities in northern Germany and surrounding areas; formed in 1241 and most influential in the 14th century when it included over 100 towns and functioned as an independent political power; the last official assembly was held in 1669
Esthonia, Estonia, Republic of Estonia - a republic in northeastern Europe on the Baltic Sea
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'At the Hmeymim base work is in progress to upgrade the infrastructure of the air base Hmeymim and repair facilities in the port of Tartus for Russia's naval ships,' Shoigu said during a conference in Moscow on Tuesday.
Another missile was intercepted near the town of Meshta al-Helou as it was making its way to the Tartus port area, AMN reported.
Satellite images oshows the construction of a missile site in Syria's Tartus Governorate
They protect the Hmeimim airbase and the Tartus naval base, assist the Syrian authorities in maintaining order in areas liberated from militants and monitor the ceasefire in cooperation with the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Sides.
The Israeli aggression targeted a number of military sites in Tartus and Hama governorates, the Syrian SANA news agency reported, citing a military source.
Summary: Damascus [Syria], Sep 5 (ANI): Syrian air defence systems on Tuesday intercepted five missiles fired by Israeli fighter jets targeting various military sites in the Tartus and Hama provinces.
Russia has both a naval base at Tartus and the Hmeymim air base - both on the Mediterranean.
Tartus, SANA - Foundation of "Syria is one heart" for development kicked off Tuesday Amanah project in cooperation with the martyrs' affairs office in the governorate building of Tartous.
The militants used ten drones in the attempt to hit Hmeymim and another three against Tartus. Claims to the effect a far greater number of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) was involved have nothing to do with the reality," the source said.
BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency (NINA) - The Pentagon responded on Tuesday to Russian reports that implicitly accused the United States and the international coalition of helping the opposition in Syria to launch attacks on the Russian bases of Hameimim and Tartus. "Any suggestion that the United States or the international coalition forces are involved in an attack on a Russian base in Syria is irresponsible and not based on any reality," the Ministry said in a brief statement.
The Hmeimim Air Base and Tartus Naval Base in western Syria have been crucial landmarks of Russia's military intervention in Syria.
Yet Russia is focused principally on Tartus, the Syrian port which is a crucial strategic naval asset leased to Moscow.