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Ryazan

[ree-uh-zahn, -zan; Russian ryi-zahn] /ˌri əˈzɑn, -ˈzæn; Russian ryɪˈzɑn/
noun
1.
a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, SE of Moscow.
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  • In the spring of 1809 he went to visit the Ryazan estates which had been inherited by his son, whose guardian he was.

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  • The army turned more to the south, along the Ryazan road and nearer to its supplies.

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  • You must go away too, take away what you can and tell the serfs to go to the Ryazan estate or to the one near Moscow.

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  • It is an old town, mentioned in the annals in 1177, and until the 14th century was the capital of the Ryazan principality.

  • Kutuzov's order to retreat through Moscow to the Ryazan road was issued at night on the first of September.

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  • Elets is first mentioned in 1147, when it was a fort of Ryazan.

  • Prince Kutuzov's adjutant has brought me a letter in which he demands police officers to guide the army to the Ryazan road.

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  • Not of the military regulations or of the arrangement of the Ryazan serfs' quitrents.

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British Dictionary definitions for Ryazan

Ryazan

/Russian rɪˈzanj/
noun
1.
a city in W central Russia: capital of a medieval principality; oil refineries and engineering industries. Pop: 523 000 (2005 est)
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