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Turgenev, Ivan Sergeyevich(Encyclopedia)Turgenev, Ivan Sergeyevich vän´ syrg´vch toorg´nyf [key], 1818–83, Russian novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer, considered one of the foremost Russian writers. He came fr...
Aksakov, Konstantin Sergeyevich(Encyclopedia)Aksakov, Konstantin Sergeyevich knstntn´ sergy´vch äksä´kôf [key], 1817–60, Russian critic and writer, son of Sergei Timofeyevich Aksakov. Like his brother Ivan, he was an ardent...
Bunin, Ivan Alekseyevich(Encyclopedia)Bunin, Ivan Alekseyevich boo´nn, Rus. vän´ lyksy´yvch boo´nyn [key], 1870–1953, Russian writer. Born of a poor aristocratic family, he was encouraged in his literary precoci...
Ivan V(Encyclopedia)Ivan V, 1666–96, czar of Russia (1682–96), son of Czar Alexis by his first wife. Ivan was mentally retarded, and on the death of his elder brother, Feodor III, his succession was opposed by the su...
Orel(Encyclopedia)Orel ryôl´ [key], city (1990 pop. 337,000), capital of Orel region, central European Russia, on the Oka River. It is a large railroad junction, an agricultural trade center, and an industrial city...
Mazepa, Ivan(Encyclopedia)Mazepa, Ivan vän´ mzy´p [key], c.1640–1709, Cossack hetman [leader] in the Russian Ukraine. He was made hetman (1687) on the insistence of Prince Gallitzin, adviser to the Russian regent,...
Cankar, Ivan(Encyclopedia)Cankar, Ivan vän´ tsän´kär [key], 1876–1918, Slovenian poet. Considered one of the great Slovenian literary figures, he was influential in the development of modern satire, symbolic drama, an...
Mstrovi, Ivan(Encyclopedia)Mstrovi, Ivan ´vän msh´trvych [key], 1883–1962, Croatian-American sculptor, b. Vrpolje, Croatia (then in Austria-Hungary). He was a shepherd and then an apprentice to a marble cutter,...
Franko, Ivan(Encyclopedia)Franko, Ivan ´vän frän´k [key], 1856–1916, Ukrainian writer and nationalist. His realistic novels Boryslav Laughs (1881–82) and Boa Constrictor (1878, tr. 1961) portray the harsh existence...
Ivan II(Encyclopedia)Ivan II or Ivan Asen´vän ä´sn [key], d. 1241, czar of Bulgaria (1218–41). On the death (1207) of his father, Kaloyan, founder of the second Bulgarian empire, the throne was usurped by Ivan's...
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