Poltava

Poltava

[puhl-tah-vuh]
noun
a city in E Ukraine, SW of Kharkov: Russian defeat of Swedes 1709.
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Poltava (Russian palˈtavə)
 
n
a city in E Ukraine: scene of the victory (1709) of the Russians under Peter the Great over the Swedes under Charles XII; centre of an agricultural region. Pop: 319 000 (2005 est)

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