Definition of Zhdanov in English:

Zhdanov

proper noun

former name (1948–89) for Mariupol

Pronunciation

Zhdanov

/ˈZHdänəf/ /ˈʒdɑnəf/

Origin

Named after the Soviet Politburo official Andrei Zhdanov, the defender of Leningrad during the siege of 1941–4.