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Malakhov (məläˈkhəf) [key], hill overlooking Sevastopol, SE Ukraine, in the Crimea, just east of the city. A major fortified point in the Crimean War, it was stormed (1855) by the French after an 11-month siege. The name is often spelled Malakoff.

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