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  1. Dnieper, Dnieper River(noun)

    a river that rises in Russia near Smolensk and flowing south through Belarus and Ukraine to empty into the Black Sea

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  1. Dnieper River

    The Dnieper River is one of the major rivers of Europe, rising near Smolensk and flowing through Russia, Belarus and Ukraine to the Black Sea. The total length is 2,285 kilometres with a drainage basin of 504,000 square kilometres. The river is noted for its dams and hydroelectric stations. The Dnieper is an important navigable waterway for the economy of Ukraine and is connected via the Dnieper-Bug Canal to other waterways in Europe. In antiquity, the river was known to the Greeks as the Borysthenes and was part of the Amber Road. Arheimar, a capital of the Goths, was located on the Dnieper, according to the Hervarar saga.

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