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Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhailovich

(Encyclopedia)Molotov, Vyacheslav Mikhailovich vyĕˌchĭsläfˈ mēkhīˈləvĭch môˈlətəf [key], 1890–1986, Soviet political leader. A Communist from 1906, he changed his name from Skriabin to Molotov [the ...

Molotov

(Encyclopedia)Molotov: see Perm, Russia.

Plehve, Vyacheslav Konstantinovich

(Encyclopedia)Plehve, Vyacheslav Konstantinovich vyĕˌchĭsläfˈ kənstəntyēˈnəvĭch plyĕˈvyĭ [key], 1846–1904, Russian public official. As director of the police (1881–84), vice minister of the interi...

Golovnin, Vasily Mikhailovich

(Encyclopedia)Golovnin, Vasily Mikhailovich vəsēˈlyē mēkhīˈləvĭch gələvnyēnˈ [key], 1776–1831, Russian explorer and writer. Sent in 1807 to make a geographical survey of Kamchatka and the Russian pos...

Gordin, Jacob Mikhailovich

(Encyclopedia)Gordin, Jacob Mikhailovich yäˈkôb mĭkhīˈləvyĭch gôrˈdĭn [key], 1853–1909, American writer of Yiddish plays, b. Russia. He was for some years a teacher and a newspaper writer in St. Peters...

Frank, Ilya Mikhailovich

(Encyclopedia)Frank, Ilya Mikhailovich, 1908–90, Soviet physicist, Ph.D. Moscow State Univ., 1935. He was a professor at Moscow State Univ. from 1944 until his death in 1990. Mikhailovich and Igor Y. Tamm won the...

Karamzin, Nikolai Mikhailovich

(Encyclopedia)Karamzin, Nikolai Mikhailovich nyĭkəlīˈ mēkhīˈləvĭch kərəmzēnˈ [key], 1766–1826, Russian historian and writer. His Letters of a Russian Traveler, 1789–90 (1792, abr. tr. 1957), dealin...

Kirshon, Vladimir Mikhailovich

(Encyclopedia)Kirshon, Vladimir Mikhailovich vlədyēˈmĭr mēkhīˈləvĭch kērshônˈ [key], 1902–38, Russian dramatist. He began his career with Red Dust (1927, tr. 1930), a play showing the degeneration of ...

Ovechkin, Alexander Mikhailovich

(Encyclopedia)Ovechkin, Alexander Mikhailovich, 1985–, Russian hockey player. He joined Dynamo Moscow, a professional team, at 16, and led Russia to a junior championship. A Washington Capitals first-round pick i...

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