Gorno-Altay
or Gorno-Altai or Altai or Altay or formerly Oyrot geographical name autonomous region S Russia in Asia in SE Altai Territory in Altai Mountains capital Gorno-Altaysk area 35,753 square miles (92,600 square kilometers), population 197,000

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  • Altay Republic —    An ethnic republic of the Russian Federation. Known as the Gorno Altay Autonomous Oblast (1948–1991) and then as the Gorno Altay Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic (1991–1992), the region was given its current name in 1992. It is part of the …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

  • Altay — /al tuy/; Russ. /ul tuy /, n. Altai. * * * ▪ region, Russia also spelled  Altai,         kray (region), southwestern Siberia, Russia. Altay kray lies in the basin of the upper …   Universalium

  • Altay — I. geographical name see Altai II. geographical name see Gorno Altay …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gorno-Altai — geographical name see Gorno Altay …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gorno-Altai — /ˌgɔnoʊ ælˈtaɪ/ (say .gawnoh al tuy) noun former name of Altai. Also, Gorno Altay …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gorno-Altaysk — (English) Горно Алтайск (Russian) Туулу Алтай (Altay) …   Wikipedia

  • Gorno-Altaysk — ▪ Russia also spelled  Gorno Altajsk , or  Gorno Altaisk , formerly (until 1932)  Ulala , or (1932–48)  Oyrot Tura        city and administrative centre of Altay republic, southern Russia. It lies in the foothills of the Altai Mountains, along… …   Universalium

  • Gorno-Altaï — République de l Altaï Pour les articles homonymes, voir Altay. République de l Altaï Республика Алтай (russe) Алтай Республика (altaï) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Introduction —    All countries are unique, but Russia particularly contemporary Russia is undoubtedly sui generis. Underscoring this point, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once described the country as “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.” …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

  • Federal subjects —    Russia is a federation that consists of 83 subjects, down from 89 subjects during the 1990s. These entities possess equal federal rights within the Federation Council (upper house of the Russian parliament), having two seats each. However,… …   Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation

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