Pronunciation: (ku-rēl'yu; Russ. ku-rye'lyi-yu), [key]
1. a region in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, comprising Lake Ladoga and Onega Lake and the adjoining area along the E border of Finland.
2. See Karelian Autonomous Republic.
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