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Term: Kazan'

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Occupied by Mongols 13th cen.; sacked by Ivan III 1469 & by Ivan IV the Terrible 1552; burned in peasant revolt of 1773-1774, but rebuilt in gridiron pattern by Catherine the Great; site of a Tatar kremlin & renowned Kazan State University, founded 1804.

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American, born Russia, 1881 - 1955