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 (nē′stər, dnyĕ′-) or Dni·stro (nē′strō, dnyē′-)
A river rising in western Ukraine and flowing about 1,365 km (850 mi) generally southeast through eastern Moldova then back into Ukraine where it empties into the Black Sea near Odessa. It formed the Soviet-Romanian border from 1918 to 1940.


(Placename) a river in E Europe, rising in Ukraine, in the Carpathian Mountains and flowing generally southeast to the Black Sea. Length: 1411 km (877 miles). Russian name: Dnestr Romanian name: Nistru


or Dnes•tr

(ˈni stər; Russ. dnyɛstr)

a river rising in SW Ukraine, flowing SE from the Carpathian Mountains through Ukraine and Moldavia to the Black Sea. ab. 875 mi. (1410 km) long.
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Silurian K-bentonites of the Dnestr Basin, Podolia, Ukraine.
Parasite fauna of aquatic organisms of the Dnestr and Dnestr Liman.
The Georgian war and the recognition of South Ossetian and Abkhaz independence raised fears among former Soviet republics that Russia might also intervene in other separatist conflicts, particularly in Pridnestrovie [Transdniester], wedged between Moldova and Ukraine along the banks of the Dnestr River, and Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian enclave within Azerbaijan.
245-5GD--About the policy of the Russian Federation vis-a-vis Abkhazia, South Ossetia and the Dnestr region], May 21, 2008, http://www.