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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a reed musical instrument; a variety of accordion. The livenka has a diatonic range (major or minor). The instruments are manufactured in the city of Livny, Orel Oblast, RSFSR (hence the name).
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