plural oblasts also oblasti\ˈä-ˌbla-stē , ˈȯ- , -blə- \
Definition of oblast
: a political subdivision of Imperial Russia or a republic of the U.S.S.R. or of Russia
Examples of oblast in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebNagorno-Karabakh has had different boundaries in different eras, including an autonomous oblast within Azerbaijan while under Soviet rule.
Erin Blakemore, National Geographic, 15 Oct. 2020 Today, the Donbas war is among the worst humanitarian crises in the world, with frequent attacks occurring from both sides across the oblasts (provinces) of Donetsk and Luhansk.
Cynthia Buckley, Washington Post, 9 Apr. 2018
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