Khar·kiv (kärkĭv′, ärkē′) or Khar·kov (kärkôf′, ärkəf)
A city of northeast Ukraine east of Kiev. Founded in the 1600s, it was an important frontier headquarters of Ukrainian Cossacks who were loyal to the Russian czars. Today it is a major industrial center and transportation hub.
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