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[Russian yuh-shkahr-uh-lah] /Russian yʌˈʃkɑr ʌˈlɑ/
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British Dictionary definitions for Yoshkar-Ola


/Russian jaʃˈkaraˈla/
a city in Russia, capital of the Mari El Republic. Pop: 260 000 (2005 est)
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city and capital of Mari El republic, western Russia, on the Malaya (little) Kokshaga River. Yoshkar-Ola was founded in 1578, and in 1584 the fortress of Tsaryovokokshaysk was built there by Tsar Boris Godunov. Its remoteness from lines of communication prevented any development

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