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 (nē′pər, dnyĕ′-) or Dni·pro (nē′prō, dnyē′-)
A river rising near Smolensk in western Russia and flowing about 2,285 km (1,420 mi) southward through Belarus and Ukraine to the Black Sea. It has been a major commercial waterway since the ninth century.
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(Placename) a river in NE Europe, rising in Russia, in the Valdai Hills NE of Smolensk and flowing south to the Black Sea: the third longest river in Europe; a major navigable waterway. Length: 2200 km (1370 miles). Russian name: Dnepr
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or Dne•pr

(ˈni pər; Russ. dnyɛpr)

a river rising in the W Russian Federation, flowing S through Belorussia and Ukraine to the Black Sea. 1400 mi. (2250 km) long.
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Noun1.Dnieper - a river that rises in Russia near Smolensk and flowing south through Belarus and Ukraine to empty into the Black SeaDnieper - 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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"Yes, I will throw you back beyond the Dvina and beyond the Dnieper, and will re-erect against you that barrier which it was criminal and blind of Europe to allow to be destroyed.
The 42-year-old, who lived in Dunmurry, outside South Belfast, drowned in the Dnieper River in Zaporizhia this month.
Nucleotide diversity in most of Ukrainian and Moldavian Plateau populations was low and only populations from Romanian Plain and Dnieper Lowland (the Dnieper left bank) had higher values.
The list also included cruises along the Danube River, which passes through multiple countries, including Hungary, Germany and Austria; the Chobe and Zambezi rivers in Africa; the Seine River in France; the Dnieper River in Russia; and the Rhine River, which passes through Switzerland, Germany, France, the Netherlands and Austria.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A private of the Dnieper battalion has admitted killing women and children in the Luhansk region for remuneration offered by tycoon Ihor Kolomoyskyi, Russia's Investigative Committee Spokesman Vladimir Markin said on Wednesday.
The EIB loan will support the refurbishment and upgrading of 22 conventional and pumped storage hydropower plants at six power stations along the Dnieper river, in central Ukraine.
2: 21) than fibulae of the first group (e.g., Smorodino and an unknown location in the Middle Dnieper region, both with only five bird heads, Fig.
The EBRD loan will facilitate the modernisation of 28 power units on the Dnieper River, extending their lifetime by 30 years.
A Vilna City Films production in association with Oscar Prods, Stratford Upon the Dnieper. Produced by Eve Annenberg, Lazer Weiss, Mendy Zafir.
Like Prodigal, Ratmansky's On the Dnieper, his first ballet for ABT, is a dramatic work grounded in music, in this case Prokofiev's last ballet score before returning to the Soviet Union.