an astronomical observatory near Simferopol, in S Ukraine, having a 102.4-inch (2.6-meter) reflecting telescope.
noun 1. a form of the Gothic language that survived in the Crimea after the extinction of Gothic elsewhere in Europe, known only from a list of words and phrases recorded in the 16th century.
noun 1. a novel (1866) by Feodor Dostoevsky. (1866) A novel by Feodor Dostoevsky about the poor student Raskolnikov, who kills two old women because he believes that he is beyond the bounds of good and evil. The psychological novel examines Raskolnikov’s anguished mind before, during, and after the crime.
noun 1. a member of a Turkic people who lived in the Crimea before emigration to Anatolia in the 18th and 19th centuries and deportations to Soviet central Asia after World War II. 2. the Turkic language of the Crimean Tatars.
noun 1. a war between Great Britain, France, Turkey, and Sardinia on one side, and Russia on the other, fought chiefly in the Crimea 1853–56. noun 1. the war fought mainly in the Crimea between Russia on one side and Turkey, France, Sardinia, and Britain on the other (1853-56) Crimean War [(kreye-mee-uhn)] A war fought […]