Yoshkar-Ola

Yoshkar-Ola

[Russian yuh-shkahr-uh-lah]
noun
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Yoshkar-Ola (Russian jaʃˈkaraˈla)
 
n
a city in Russia, capital of the Mari El Republic. Pop: 260 000 (2005 est)

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yoshkar-ola

city and capital of Mari El republic, western Russia, on the Malaya (little) Kokshaga River. Yoshkar-Ola was founded in 1578, and in 1584 the fortress of Tsaryovokokshaysk was built there by Tsar Boris Godunov. Its remoteness from lines of communication prevented any development

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