Purga

purga

[′pu̇r·gə]
(meteorology)
A severe storm similar to the blizzard and buran, which rages in the tundra regions of northern Siberia in winter.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Purga

 

in many parts of the USSR, the local name for a snowstorm with a strong wind that develops primarily when cold air moves into flat and treeless areas.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Tras la purga del rey Fernando VII a los actores liberales de su reino, Bedoya fue desterrado a Ourense (1815) en donde ocupo una canongia catedralicia.
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