helengrad

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Helengrad (ˈhɛlənˌɡræd)
 
n
(NZ) a satirical name for Wellington as the seat of Helen Clark's socialist government from 1999 to 2008
 
[C20: from Helen + -grad common suffix in Russian place names; likening the policies of Clark's government to the communism of the former Soviet Union]

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