Dnieper River

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Noun1.Dnieper River - a river that rises in Russia near Smolensk and flowing south through Belarus and Ukraine to empty into the Black SeaDnieper River - a river that rises in Russia near Smolensk and flowing south through Belarus and Ukraine to empty into the Black Sea
Russian Federation, Russia - a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
Belarus, Belorussia, Byelarus, Byelorussia, Republic of Belarus, White Russia - a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet
Ukraine, Ukrayina - a republic in southeastern Europe; formerly a European soviet; the center of the original Russian state which came into existence in the ninth century
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They were evidently influenced by army bulletins, which referred to the river exclusively as the Borysthenes.
Voltaire began his description of Ukraine with the remark that it consisted of the Province of Kyiv, also called "Little Russia" ("la petite Russie") or "Red Russia," ("la Russie rouge"), which is cut in half by the Dnipro River, called the Borysthenes by the ancient Greeks.
Hubbard (2003, 264) cites some Cynics who cautioned boys against risking their manhood but he also cites the strikingly unconventional position of Bion of Borysthenes that it is better to offer one's prime than to pluck others'.