Re: "Oblast" #belarus


As a person who was born in the USSR, I can confirm that ''Oblast''  is an administrative region with a capital city. These ''Oblasts'' in the USSR and today's Russia have different sizes: in the European part they are much smaller and in the Asian part: Siberia, the Far East these ''Oblasts'' are huge in territories with a very low population density. 

I am attaching a map in Russian with borders of these regions called ''Oblasts'' where you will see them in different colours each having a capital city.


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