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Gorky, Maxim(Encyclopedia)Gorky, Maxim or Maksim both: mksym gôr´k [key] [Rus.,=Maxim the Bitter], pseud. of Aleksey Maximovich Pyeshkov, 1868–1936, Russian writer, b. Nizhny Novgorod (named Gorky, 1932–91). Gorky ...
Maxim(Encyclopedia)Maxim mk´sm [key], name of a family of inventors and munition makers. Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, 1840–1916, was born near Sangerville, Maine. After launching on a career of inventing, he moved to...
Gorky(Encyclopedia)Gorky: see Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
Gorky(Encyclopedia)Gorky gôr´k [key] or Gorky Leninskoyely´nynsky [key], suburb of Moscow, central European Russia. The country home of Lenin, who died there, is now a memorial museum. ...
Peshkov, Aleksey Maximovich(Encyclopedia)Peshkov, Aleksey Maximovich: see Gorky, Maxim.
Gorky, Arshile(Encyclopedia)Gorky, Arshile är´shl gôr´k [key], c.1900–48, American painter, b. Armenia as Vosdanig Adoian. He escaped the Turkish slaughter of Armenians, emigrated to the United States in 1920, studied ...
Litvinov, Maxim Maximovich(Encyclopedia)Litvinov, Maxim Maximovich mksym´ mäks´mvch lytv´nf [key], 1876–1951, Russian revolutionary and Soviet diplomat. A Jew, he changed his name from Wallach after joining the Social ...
Nizhny Novgorod(Encyclopedia)Nizhny Novgorod nysh´ny nôf´grd [key], formerly Gorky or Gorki, city (1989 pop. 1,438,000), capital of Nizhny Novgorod region and the administrative center of the Volga federal district, E ...
Andreyev, Leonid Nikolayevich(Encyclopedia)Andreyev, Leonid Nikolayevich lynyt´ nykl´vch ndr´yf [key], 1871–1919, Russian writer. Andreyev's early stories were realistic studies of everyday life. Gorky was attracted ...
Sakharov, Andrei Dmitriyevich(Encyclopedia)Sakharov, Andrei Dmitriyevich, 1921–89, Soviet nuclear physicist and human-rights advocate; first Soviet citizen to receive the Nobel Peace Prize (1975). From 1948 to 1956 he helped to develop the U...
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