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1) Irkutsk. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Irkutsk region, S Siberian Russia, at the confluence of the Angara and Irkut rivers. It is an industrial center, a port, the site of a hydroelectric dam, and a major...

2) Angara. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Siberian Russia, the outlet of Lake Baykal. After leaving the southwestern end of Lake Baykal, it flows north past Irkutsk and Bratsk, then turns west after receiving...

3) Nureyev, Rudolf. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Russian ballet dancer, b. near Irkutsk, Siberian USSR (now Russia). Nureyev studied in Ufa and Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), and in 1958 he became a soloist with...

4) Oka, river, Siberian Russia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Siberian Russia, river, c.600 mi (970 km) long, rising in the Sayan Mts., Buryat Republic, S central Siberian Russia. It flows N through Irkutsk oblast to join the...

5) Ust-Ordyn-Buryat Autonomous Area. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Buryat Autonomous Area, administrative division (1995 pop. 143,000), 9,000 sq mi (24,000 sq km), S. Siberian Russia, in the Irkutsk region. Formed in 1937, it stretches...

6) Siberia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Historically it has had no official standing as a political or territorial division, but it was generally understood to comprise the northern third of Asia, stretching...

7) Trans-Siberian Railroad. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Siberian Railroad, rail line, linking European Russia with the Pacific coast. Its construction began in 1891, on the initiative of Count S. Y. Witte, and was completed...

8) Kolchak, Aleksandr Vasilyevich. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Russian admiral, leader of the anti-Bolshevik forces in W Siberia during the civil war (1918-20). He distinguished himself in the Russo-Japanese War, and in World...

9) Russia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Russian Federation, Rus. Rossiya, republic (1995 est. pop. 149,909,000), 6,591,100 sq mi (17,070,949 sq km). The country is bounded by Norway and Finland in the northwest;...

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