One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Russia and Bulgaria) a territorial division for administrative and other purposes.
- ‘He served as commander and staff officer in the Russian Group of Forces in Germany, Far Eastern and Trans-Baikal Military okrugs.’
- ‘The federal okrug includes ten components of the Russian Federation with 64 cities and towns.’
- ‘In a report to Stalin a high-ranking official complained that in Orel okrug only 45,000 out of 110,000 men could be mobilized.’
Russian okrug, Bulgarian okrăg.
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