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Molotov

[mol-uh-tawf, -tof, moh-luh-, maw-; Russian maw-luh-tuh f] /ˈmɒl əˌtɔf, -ˌtɒf, ˈmoʊ lə-, ˈmɔ-; Russian ˈmɔ lə təf/
noun
1.
Vyacheslav Mikhailovich
[vee-ah-chuh-slahf mi-kahy-luh-vich;; Russian vyi-chyi-slahf myi-khahy-luh-vyich] /viˈɑ tʃə slɑf mɪˈkaɪ lə vɪtʃ;; Russian vyɪ tʃyɪˈslɑf myɪˈxaɪ lə vyɪtʃ/ (Show IPA),
(Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Skryabin) 1890–1986, Russian statesman: commissar of foreign affairs 1939–49, 1953–56.
2.
former name of Perm.
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British Dictionary definitions for vyacheslav m. molotov

Molotov1

/ˈmɒləˌtɒf; Russian ˈmɔlətəf/
noun
1.
the former name (1940–62) for Perm

Molotov2

/ˈmɒləˌtɒf; Russian ˈmɔlətəf/
noun
1.
Vyacheslav Mikhailovich (vɪtʃɪˈslaf miˈxajləvitʃ), original surname Skriabin. 1890–1986, Soviet statesman. As commissar and later minister for foreign affairs (1939–49; 1953–56) he negotiated the nonaggression pact with Nazi Germany and attended the founding conference of the United Nations and the Potsdam conference (1945)
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Molotov

city and administrative centre of Perm oblast (province), western Russia. The city stands on both banks of the Kama River below its confluence with the Chusovaya.

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