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 (vlăd′ĭ-käf′käz′, vlə-dyĭ-kəf-käs′)
A city of southwest Russia at the foot of the Caucasus Mountains north-northwest of Tbilisi, Georgia. Founded in 1784 as a fortress, it is a metallurgical and industrial center. From 1932 to 1944 and from 1954 to 1990 it was known as Ordzhonikidze.
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(Russian vlədikafˈkas)
(Placename) a city in S Russia, capital of the North Ossetian Republic on the N slopes of the Caucasus. Pop: 318 000 (2005 est). Former names: Dzaudzhikau (1944–54) or Ordzhonikidze (1954–91)
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(ˌvlæd ɪ kɑfˈkɑz; Russ. vlə dyɪ kʌfˈkɑs)

the capital of the North Ossetian Autonomous Republic, in the Russian Federation in SE Europe. 300,000.
Formerly (1944–91), Ordzhonikidze.
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