from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A region and autonomous republic of northwest Russia between the Gulf of Finland and the White Sea. First mentioned in the ninth century, the area later came under Swedish domination and was annexed by Russia in 1721. It constituted the Karelian Soviet Socialist Republic from 1923 to 1940 and from 1956 to 1991, when it became a republic of Russia.
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- proper n. A region to the north of Saint Petersburg in Russia and Finland.
- proper n. An autonomous republic of Russia, official name the Republic of Karelia.
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- n. a region in Finland and Russia between the Gulf of Finland and the White Sea
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