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