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A city of southwest Russia south of Lipetsk. Founded as a frontier fortress in 1586, it was a shipbuilding center during the reign of Peter the Great.
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(Russian vaˈrɔnɪʃ)
(Placename) a city in W Russia: engineering, chemical, and food-processing industries; university (1918). Pop: 842 000 (2005 est)
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(vəˈroʊ nɪʃ)

a city in the SW Russian Federation in Europe. 887,000.
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Some of the blazes were just 10 kilometres away from Moscow, while others were encroaching on Voronesh, a city of 840,000 some 500 kilometres to the south.
The contract, characterised as a breakthrough for FLSmidth & Co in Russia, covers the supply of all machinery and equipment for a new energy-optimised cement production line at Eurocement's plant near Podgorensky in the Voronesh district, 600 kilometres south-east of Moscow.
Roles at Voronesh State Opera include Violetta La traviata, Desdemona Otello and Li[yen] Turandot.