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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.
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(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
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(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.
Authorities have shut down an area of the Dvina Bay in the White Sea to shipping for a month near the accident site, without explaining why.
indicated that a North Vietnamese S-75 Dvina surface-to-air missile
(97) The decision, an appeal from the Sixth Circuit decision arose from the same facts concerning Dvina Maslenjak, the misrepresentation made during her naturalization process, and the Government's efforts to convict and denaturalize her under [section] 1425(a).
There are single sites in the Pechora and Severnaya Dvina Rivers (Fig.
From Stockholm there is a steamer to Riga and from Riga we could sail up the Dvina to Polotzk.
The aircraft, flown by pilot Francis Gary Powers, was performing photographic aerial reconnaissance when it was hit by an S-75 Dvina surface-to-air Sverdlovsk.
During these years, mass spring migratory stopovers of Arctic-breeding Barnacle Geese started to form in the vicinity of the town of Olonets in South Karelia, on the north coast of Ladoga Lake (Zimin et al., 2002; Lapshin et al., 2016), and at the mouth of the Northern Dvina River by the White Sea (Andreev, 2005).
ZSU-23-4 Shilka, Soviet-made S-75 Dvina, A surface-to-air missile (SAM), the S-125 Neva/Pechora Soviet surface-to-air missile system saw active service in October 6 1973 war Military and Strategic expert, Gamal Mazloumtold Egypt Today that although Israel excelled Egypt in its military weapons at this time in 1973 but the Egyptian soldiers were well trained under wise directions so they managed to defeat Israel.
The objects of research were also the CPU of 15 species of herbaceous polycarpic of the floodplain meadows of Northern Dvina, Oka, and Small Kokshaga [33,34].
Mobile systems tend to be harder to detect and destroy compared to fixed SAM systems such as the S-125 Neva/ Pechora, the Almaz-Antey S-200 Angara/ Vega/Dubna and the S-75 Dvina weapons which NATO faced during its intervention in Libya in 2011 (see above).