oblast

noun ob·last \ ˈä-ˌblast , ˈȯ- , -bləst \

Definition of oblast

plural oblasts also oblasti play \ˈä-ˌbla-stē, ˈȯ-, -blə-\
:a political subdivision of Imperial Russia or a republic of the U.S.S.R. or of the Russian Federation

Origin and Etymology of oblast

Russian oblast'


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