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A city of western Russia east of Moscow. Probably founded in the 10th century, it came under the control of Moscow during the 15th century.
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(Placename) a city in W central Russia: capital of the principality of Vladimir until the court transferred to Moscow in 1328. Pop: 310 000 (2005 est)
Vladimir(ˈvlædɪˌmɪə; Russian vlaˈdimir)
(Biography) Saint, called the Great. ?956–1015, grand prince of Kiev (980–1015); first Christian ruler of Russia. Feast day: July 15
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Vlad•i•mir(ˈvlæd əˌmɪər, vləˈdi mɪr)
1. Saint. Also, Vladimir I. ( “Vladimir the Great” ) a.d. c956-1015, grand prince of Kiev 980-1015: first Christian ruler of Russia.
2. a city in the W Russian Federation, E of Moscow. 343,000.
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