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[puh-cheng-guh; Russian pyi-chyen-guh] /pəˈtʃɛŋ gə; Russian pyɪˈtʃyɛn gə/

a village in the NW Russian Federation, on the Arctic Ocean W of Murmansk: ice-free all year; ceded by Finland 1944.
a region of NW Russia, a former territory of N Finland, ceded by Soviet Russia to Finland in 1920 and taken back in 1944 Former name (1920–1944) Petsamo


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