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[kos-truh-mah; Russian kuh-struh-mah] /ˌkɒs trəˈmɑ; Russian kə strʌˈmɑ/
a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, NE of Moscow, on the Volga. Unabridged
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  • Constantin made the first move by burning the town of Kostroma and carrying off the inhabitants as captives.

    The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott
  • Prince Paul of Kostroma was godfather, and gave the babe the name of Alexis.

  • He had heard that the Rostovs were at Kostroma but the thought of Natasha seldom occurred to him.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
  • Volkov was born at Kostroma, in 1729, the son of a merchant.

    The Russian Opera Rosa Newmarch
  • Similar unification is nearly finished at Tula and at Kostroma.

    The Crisis in Russia Arthur Ransome
  • He studied at the ecclesiastical seminary of Kostroma and completed his course in 1845.

    Autobiography of Countess Tolstoy Sophie Andreevna Tolstoy
  • Thereupon the inhabitants of Moscow deserted the town and took up residence with their prince in Kostroma.

    The Story of Moscow Wirt Gerrare
  • He bought several towns, besides land in the neighborhood of Vladimir, Rostof, and Kostroma.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • He opened his eyes and saw his friend Ukleikin, the landscape painter, who had been away all the summer in the Kostroma district.

  • All the nobility, for fifty versts around, including Prince Paul and the chief families of Kostroma, were invited.

British Dictionary definitions for Kostroma


/Russian kəstraˈma/
a city in W central Russia, on the River Volga: fought over bitterly by Novgorod, Tver, and Moscow, until annexed by Moscow in 1329; textile centre. Pop: 280 000 (2005 est)
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