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1. also Northern Dvina A river, about 750 km (465 mi) long, of northwest Russia flowing northwest into Dvina Bay, an arm of the White Sea.
2. also Western Dvina A river, about 1,020 km (635 mi) long, rising in western Russia and flowing southwest and northwest through Belarus and Latvia to the Gulf of Riga.


(Russian dviˈna)
1. (Placename) Northern Dvina a river in NW Russia, formed by the confluence of the Sukhona and Yug Rivers and flowing northwest to Dvina Bay in the White Sea. Length: 750 km (466 miles). Russian name: Severnaya Dvina
2. (Placename) Western Dvina a river rising in W Russia, in the Valdai Hills and flowing south and southwest then northwest to the Gulf of Riga. Length: 1021 km (634 miles). Russian name: Zapadnaya Dvina Latvian name: Daugava


(ˈdvi nə)

1. Also called Western Dvina. Latvian, Daugava. a river rising in the Valdai Hills in the W Russian Federation, flowing W through Belorussia and Latvia to the Baltic Sea at Riga. ab. 640 mi. (1030 km) long.
2. Also called Northern Dvina. a river in the N Russian Federation in Europe, flowing NW into the White Sea. ab. 470 mi. (750 km) long.
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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.
Following delivery, the 2,000 mA Severnaya Dvina will maintain navigational depths and provide safe shipping in the Arkhangelsk Seaport basin and approaches.
925GHz) ground-based target tracking and fire control radars accompanying the S-75 Dvina high-altitude Surface-to-Air Missile (SAM) systems supplied to the North Vietnamese Air Force (NVAF) from April 1965.
Then they sailed along the Dvina and began to raid the local population.
Issues included cooperation in Army Group South between the forces deployed in Romania (Armies A and B), those in southern Poland (Armies Cand D), and the First Panzer Army; the separation line between Army Groups North and Center; the danger to the flank of Army Group North; the regrouping of forces after accomplishment of the first "strategic" (actually operational) objectives on the Dnepr River-Upper Dvina River-Peipus Lake line and the continuation of the offensive; reserves; and Luftwaffe support to the ground forces.
It includes a huge 1711 panorama of Moscow, a 1656 map showing "the procession of Muscovites," a 1662 map of the north Dvina River, described as the only waterway into Muscovite; and two rare 1570 and 1606 maps of Tataria, or Tatar, basically the Mongol Empire.
Lozoviki (55[degrees]16'N, 28[degrees]07'E) is a dystrophic lake, situated in a glacial hollow in the terminal moraine ridge of the Poozerye district and belonging to the Western Dvina River basin (Fig.
He uses the map of Livonia and Estonia where the Livonians inhabit the territory covering the districts on the West Bank of the River Western Dvina up to Parnu in Estonia (see Figure 1) (Christiansen [1980] 1997 : map on p.
The landscape is a series of raised terrace plains at 110-200 m elevation within the Severnai Dvina River drainage; 64% was forest dominated by conifers (55%, mostly Abies spp.
Here are a continuation of an article on the Iron Age in the Mediterranean, contributions to the continuing Al Mina debate, a study of local schools in Thracian Toreutics of the fourth century BC in a broader context, and a chronology of cultural transformations in the basins of the Upper Dneiper and Western Dvina in the first to fifth centuries AD.
The papers by, for example, Coggins on the Mayan material from the Well of Sacrifice in Mexico and Burov's summary of the Mesolithic and Neolithic artefacts recovered from Oxbow peat bogs in the Northern Dvina basin, Russia serve as reminders of this exceptional range of preservation.
The Livonian Rhymed Chronicle, written in the last decade of the thirteen hundreds to glorify the crusading orders' activities in that region, describes an episode in the late twelfth century when the "evil" Russians--who at that time held loose dominion over the non-Christian and non-Slavic tribes along the lower WeStern Dvina river--were driven out of Livonia and Lettland by the Crusaders "never again to oppress those people.