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 (chə-kä′ləf, chkä′-)
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(Russian ˈtʃkaləf)
(Placename) the former name (1938–57) of Orenburg
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(ˈɔr ənˌbɜrg, ˈoʊr-)

a city in the SW Russian Federation in Asia, on the Ural River. 547,000. Formerly, Chkalov.
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And, of course, Valery Chkalov and two other Soviet aviators landed here on June 20, 1937, after a 63-hour flight over the top of the world.