Molotov

Molotov

[mol-uh-tawf, -tof, moh-luh-, maw-; Russian maw-luh-tuhf]
noun
1.
Vyacheslav Mikhailovich [vee-ah-chuh-slahf mi-kahy-luh-vich; Russian vyi-chyi-slahf myi-khahy-luh-vyich] , (Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Skryabin) 1890–1986, Russian statesman: commissar of foreign affairs 1939–49, 1953–56.
2.
former name of Perm.
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Molotov1 (ˈmɒləˌtɒf, Russian ˈmɔlətəf)
 
n
the former name (1940--62) for Perm

Molotov2 (ˈmɒləˌtɒf, Russian ˈmɔlətəf)
 
n
Vyacheslav Mikhailovich (vɪtʃɪˈslaf miˈxajləvitʃ), original surname Skriabin. 1890--1986, Soviet statesman. As commissar and later minister for foreign affairs (1939--49; 1953--56) he negotiated the nonaggression pact with Nazi Germany and attended the founding conference of the United Nations and the Potsdam conference (1945)

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molotov

city and administrative centre of Perm oblast (province), western Russia. The city stands on both banks of the Kama River below its confluence with the Chusovaya.

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