< /ɪˈlaɪ ə, ˈil yə/, 1909–2003, U.S. film and stage director and novelist, born in Turkey.
- Republic of, an autonomous republic in central Russia on the E European Plain, at the confluence of the Volga and Kama rivers. 26,192 sq. mi. (67,836 sq. km). Capital: Kazan.
- a city in W Russia, capital of the Tatar Autonomous Republic on the River Volga: capital of an independent khanate in the 15th century; university (1804); a major industrial centre. Pop: 1 108 000 (2005 est)
- Elia (ˈiːljə), real name Elia Kazanjoglous 1909–2003, US stage and film director and writer, born in Turkey. His films include Gentleman’s Agreement (1947) and On the Waterfront (1954) for both of which he won Oscars, and East of Eden (1955).