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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.


(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


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.
Most recently, theEmbassy of Ukrainein Jordan has awardedZeinatheGrand Prix, which she had previously won during the 2 nd Taras Shevchenko International Singing Competition, where she sang, for the first time,Taras Shevchenko's popular folk song'The Mighty Dnieper Roars and Bellows' in Arabic and Ukrainian.
Barhoum received the Grand Prix award, which she had previously been given during the second Taras Shevchenko International Singing Competition, during which she sang for the first time the folk song "The Mighty Dnieper Roars and Bellows" in both Arabic and Ukrainian.
There are parks, gardens, artificial lakes and ponds, the club house Honka, a guest house and estate with stubs, where the former president welcomed journalists, alleys on the banks of the Dnieper, two berths with a yacht club, a huge golf course, tennis courts and other sports facilities, shooting range, helipad, "ancient temples," spa, garages, fire department and mobile communication tower, vegetable gardens, greenhouses, hunting grounds, dog center, pheasantarium, zoo, etc.
Cauldron with loop handle and Greek decoration, 375-325 BC, Raskopana Mogila burial mound, Dnieper river region, northern Black Sea, cast bronze, ht 47cm.
At the same time, a politically cohesive EU would be a bulwark of stability stretching from the English Channel to Ukraine's Dnieper River.
ETH]centshe northwestern sector of the Black Sea is economically important: its waters are crisscrossed by dense maritime shipping lanes, and it features several important Black Sea portsaOdesa (Ukraine), Constanza (Romania), Varna and Burgas (Bulgaria)aas well as the mouths of key water arteries (the Danube, Dnieper, Dniester and the Southern Bug) and a number of relatively large bays, writes the Jamestown.
Cooper served as chief engineer of the Keokuk Dam on the Mississippi River (1913); design and consulting engineer for the Wilson Dam on the Muscle Shoals River (1924); and a consulting engineer on the Dnieper Hydroelectric Station, Soviet Union (1932).
Similar graves exist near large factories and mines, whose directors did not hire local farmers exhausted by hunger and instead recruited labour outside the Ukrainian SSR, for example, in Zaporozhye near the Dnieper area.
Among the topics are social landscape and tumuli burials in Late Bronze and Early Iron Age southeastern Albania, the untraditional use of mounds in Thrace during the Late Iron Age, tumuli as points of interest in Greek and Latin sources, a tumulus as a door between two worlds, and the use of GIS technologies to study the spatial and time concentration of tumuli in the Scythian-time lower Dnieper region.
Privately, some of NATO's senior leadership will tell you they expected the insurgency to spread to the Dnieper River and the gates of Kyiv by the fall of 2014 and were actively gaming out what that would mean.
Vertov's film--a documentary that itself unfolds via early techniques of montage--was occasioned by the tenth anniversary of the October Revolution and celebrated the construction of a hydroelectric plant on the Dnieper River.