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 (də-nĕts′, dŭ-nyĕts′)
A river rising in western Russia and flowing about 1,050 km (650 mi) through eastern Ukraine to join the Don River.


(Russian daˈnjɛts)
(Placename) a river rising in SW Russia, in the Kursk steppe and flowing southeast, through Ukraine, to the Don River. Length: about 1078 km (670 miles)



1. a river rising in the SW Russian Federation near Belgorod, flowing SE through Ukraine to the Don River. ab. 650 mi. (1045 km) long.
2. Also called Donets′ Ba′sin. an area S of this river, in E Ukraine: coal-mining region. 9650 sq. mi. (24,995 sq. km).
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He had a look at all the details of the hunt, sent a pack of hounds and huntsmen on ahead to find the quarry, mounted his chestnut Donets, and whistling to his own leash of borzois, set off across the threshing ground to a field leading to the Otradnoe wood.
Electronic auction: performing contracting works on the object "landscaping of the public garden" central "along sovetskaya street, 1 in the village of sukhoy donets of sukhodonetsk rural settlement of bogucharskiy municipal district of the voronezh region" (improvement of places for mass recreation of the population of urban and rural settlements of the voronezh region (parks, squares) promotion of the development of municipalities and local self-government "in 2018)
Butenko AM, Leshchinskaia EV, Semashko IV, Donets MA, Martianova LI.
17) However, twenty years later, Russia invaded Ukraine and annexed the Crimean Peninsula, then muscled in on the Donets region of eastern Ukraine, both enclaves of Russian speakers with historic and cultural links to Moscow.
Petrov, executed by the Bulavin rebels] and their comrades, after consulting with the boyars, rode around all the towns of the northern Donets, raided and destroyed the area.
Luo, * Montzka, Romashkin, Schauffler, and Ullmann--National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colorado; Atlas, Donets, and Riemer--University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; Salawitch, Anderson, and Nicely--University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, Maryland; Andrews and Carpenter--University of York, York, United Kingdom; Baidar, Dix, Koenig, and Volkamer--University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado; Chen and Huey--Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia; Hanisco--NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland; Homeyer--University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma; Liu--Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas; Z.
Atlas of the Microspores and Pollen of the Middle Carboniferous of the Western Part of the Donets Basin.
Residential houses on Kurchatov Street were also damaged," Prikhodko told Donets news agency.
According to him, the level of coal production in the Donets Basin fell by 50-70% taking into account the production at Copankas.
drew his main support from oligarchs from the Donets Basin (Donbas)
The Ukrainian military called in air support as its ground troops struggled to expel insurgents from the city of more than 100,000 people, on the right bank of the Seversky Donets River.