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 (bə-rĕ′zĭ-nə, byə-ryĕ-zyĭ-nä′)
A river of Belarus rising in the north-central part of the country and flowing about 610 km (380 mi) generally southward to the Dnieper River.
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(Russian bɪrɪziˈna)
(Placename) a river in Belarus, rising in the north and flowing south to the River Dnieper: linked with the River Dvina and the Baltic Sea by the Berezina Canal. Length: 563 km (350 miles)
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(bɪˈreɪ zə nə)

a river in central Belorussia, flowing SE into the Dnieper River. 350 mi. (565 km) long.
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As a bleeding, mortally wounded animal licks its wounds, they remained inert in Moscow for five weeks, and then suddenly, with no fresh reason, fled back: they made a dash for the Kaluga road, and (after a victory- for at Malo-Yaroslavets the field of conflict again remained theirs) without undertaking a single serious battle, they fled still more rapidly back to Smolensk, beyond Smolensk, beyond the Berezina, beyond Vilna, and farther still.
La deroute est ainsi a l'ordre du jour; et dans cette berezina personne ne veut se reconnaitre dans les mesures fiscales et douanieres prises dans le cadre du projet.
6)--5640 [+ or -] 120 BP (SPb-942) (Tolpygyna 2013, 32 ff.; 2014, 71 ff.; Berezina et al.
Playing in the lower boards, WIM Marie Antoinette San Diego and WIM Bernadette Galas halved the point with WFM Nguyen Thu Giang and IM Irina Berezina, respectively.
France's sports daily, L''c9quipe, showed a photo of the German player Thomas M'fcller in tears with the headline 'La B`r`zina', a French shorthand for disaster that refers to the Berezina river in Belarus where, in 1812, the French suffered a defeat during Napoleon's conquest of Russia.
[18.] Gelmanova IY, Keshavjee S, Golubchikova VT, Berezina VI, Strelis AK, Yanova GV, et al.
Sergey Burdyukh, (1,2) Olga Berezina, (1) and Alexander Pergament (iD) (1)