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Guide to New Nations: Eastern Europe

by David Johnson Belarus When it was part of the Soviet Union, Belarus was the Belarussian Soviet Socialist Republic. After it declared its independence in August 1991, it was…

Buh

(Encyclopedia) Buh or Western Buh, river, Eastern Europe: see Bug .

Ermanaric

(Encyclopedia) Ermanaric ûrmăn´ərĭk [key], d. c.375, king of the Ostrogoths. He extended his power over other barbarian tribes and thus built up in eastern Europe an empire stretching…

Manning, Olivia

(Encyclopedia) Manning, Olivia, 1911–80, English novelist, b. Portsmouth, Hampshire. During World War II she served as a journalist in the Middle East. She is best known for her…

Perlman, Selig

(Encyclopedia) Perlman, Selig, 1888–1959, American economist, b. Bialystok, Poland. His parents were active in the Zionist and labor movements of Eastern Europe. Perlman emigrated to…

Horn, Gyula

(Encyclopedia) Horn, Gyula, 1932–2013, Hungarian political leader, b. Budapest, grad. Don Rostov College, Russia. In 1956 he joined Hungary's Communist party and helped crush the…

dulcimer

(Encyclopedia) dulcimer dŭl´sĭmər [key], stringed musical instrument. It is a wooden box with strings stretched over it that are struck with small mallets. The number of strings may…

Varangians

(Encyclopedia) Varangians vərăn´jēənz [key], name given by Slavs and Byzantine Greeks to Scandinavians who began to raid the eastern shores of the Baltic and penetrate Eastern Europe…

Oder

(Encyclopedia) Oder ō´dər [key], Czech and Pol. Odra, river, 562 mi (904 km) long; the second longest river of Poland. It rises in the E Sudetes, NE Czech Republic, and flows…