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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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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.
Members of historical clubs dressed as 1812 French and Russian soldiers take part in a reenactment yesterday to mark the 205th anniversary of Napoleon's army retreat from Russia across the Berezina River, near the village of Studenka, some 85km of Minsk.
Tens of thousands of French troops and civilians perished when the Russian army attacked Napoleon's army retreating from Moscow as it was crossing the Berezina River in November 1812.