Kirovohrad

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Kirovohrad

(kē'rəvəhräd`), Rus. Kirovograd, city (1989 pop. 269,000), capital of Kirovohrad region, Ukraine, on the Inhul River. It is an agricultural trade center, with a large farm machinery plant. Other industries include food processing and the manufacture of agricultural machinery. Founded as a fortress in 1754, it was named Yelisavetgrad for Empress Elizabeth. Between 1881 and 1919 it was the scene of several pogroms. It was renamed Zinovievsk in 1924, Kirovo in 1936, and Kirovograd (Kirovohrad) in 1939.
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On the original back flyleaf (not reproduced in the edited version), the inscription in French reads, "Institute for aristocratic young ladies, Odessa, August 30, 1847," thus denoting both the elite girls' school in Odessa frequented by Marie as well as the date that Liszt left there for the final concerts of his career-in Elisabethgrad.