Pronunciation: (ku-zan', -zän'; for 2 also Russ. ku-zän'), [key]
1. E•li•a Pronunciation: (i-lī'u, ēl'yu), [key] 1909-2003, U.S. film and stage director and novelist, born in Turkey.
2. a city in and capital of the Tatar Autonomous Republic in the SE Russian Federation in Europe, near the Volga River. 993,000.
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