Chkalov


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Chkalov:

see OrenburgOrenburg
, formerly Chkalov
, city (1989 pop. 547,000), capital of Orenburg region, Central Asian Russia, on the Ural River. It is a major rail junction where the Trans-Caspian RR, the Central Asian RR, and the Samara-Orenburg line meet.
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, Russia.
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Thus, one contemporary poem included a prayerful invocation of Stalin's name by Chkalov and his fellow aviators when surrounded by the bleak polar landscape: 'Their lips quietly whispered:/ 'Leader and Friend, guide us from afar!/ Against these storms and winds,/ Above these deserts of eternal ice!'