sloboda

(from the article `Ukraine`) ...became an area of colonization by Ukrainian peasants and Cossacks fleeing Polish rule and, later, the ravages of the Ruin period. The newcomers ...
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Sloboda

Sloboda was a kind of settlement in the history of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. The name is derived from the early Slavic word for `freedom` and may be vaguely translated as `free settlement`. In modern Russia, the term is used to denote a type of a rural locality and is used in Kursk, Lipetsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Oryol, Rostov, Ryazan, Tula, and...
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Sloboda

a suburb, typically inhabited by members of a single professional group: in Moscow there was also a German sloboda where Western Europeans lived.
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