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 (smō-lĕnsk′, smə-)
A city of western Russia on the Dnieper River west-southwest of Moscow. First mentioned in the ninth century, it became an important port situated on various medieval trade routes. It was sacked by Mongols in the 13th century and captured by Lithuania, Russia, Poland, and Russia again in turn before being seized by Napoleon's troops in 1812. A shipping point for the surrounding agricultural region, it is also an industrial, cultural, and educational center.


(Russian smaˈljɛnsk; English ˈsmɒlɛnsk)
(Placename) a city in W Russia, on the Dnieper River: a major commercial centre in medieval times; scene of severe fighting (1941 and 1943) in World War II. Pop: 323 000 (2005 est)



a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe on the upper Dnieper. 338,000.
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Noun1.Smolensk - a city in western Russia on the Dnieper River; scene of severe fighting in World War II
Russian Federation, Russia - a federation in northeastern Europe and northern Asia; formerly Soviet Russia; since 1991 an independent state
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