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[ob-last, -lahst; Russian aw-bluh st] /ˈɒb læst, -lɑst; Russian ˈɔ bləst/

noun, plural oblasts Russian, oblasti
[aw-bluh-styee] /ˈɔ blə styi/ (Show IPA)
(in Russia and the Soviet Union) an administrative division corresponding to an autonomous province.
region; province.
an administrative division of the constituent republics of Russia
an administrative and territorial division in some republics of the former Soviet Union


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