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a struh kon

  • n  the fur of young lambs
  • n  a city in southwestern Russia on the delta of the Volga River

  • In both places he is like a character out of an old Russian novela tall, exuberant figure with a penchant for astrakhan-collared coats or pea jackets with mink collars and cuffs.
  • In off-duty hours Ward affected loud plaid jackets, burgundy shirts, and tartan tam-o'-shanters or astrakhan fur caps.
  • In their view, Hammer is trying to pull a rabbit out of an astrakhan hat in order to revive his company's fortunes.
News & Articles

  • Russia, Iran To Conduct Joint Naval Drills On Caspian
    Russia and Iran will conduct joint naval exercises on the Caspian Sea some time this year, Russian and Iranian military officials have announced. Iran sent a small naval flotilla last week to Astrakhan, the base of Russia's Caspian fleet, and on Saturday Nikolay Yabukovsky, deputy commander of Russia's Caspian Fleet, said that "Port calls and joint exercises with the forces of the Caspian Fleet ...
    July 1, 2013 - EurasiaNet

  • Sergey Lavrov in ITAR-TASS
    In Tehran the summiteers decided that the economic conference of Caspian Sea States would take place next year at the level of deputy prime ministers. We invited Astrakhan to take part in the conference,Lavrov said.
  • Berel Lazar in European Jewish Press
    Lazar, the chief rabbi, called on all Jews, no matter how busy they were, to go to synagogue not only "to express solidarity with [their] brothers in Khabarovsk and Astrakhan, but above all to ask God together to put reason into the minds of those...
  • Sergei Ivanov in Interfax Russia
    The entire hydrocarbons market in the Caspian amounts to about $100 billion. This enormous, gigantic sum calls for shipbuilding in Astrakhan to be developed,Ivanov told the press in Astrakhan on Friday.

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