Berezina River

Berezina River
River, Belarus.

It is 365 mi (587 km) long and flows southeast into the Dnieper River. During Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812, a bitter engagement was fought on the Berezina at the crossroads of the river near Baryslaw, and Russian forces inflicted enormous losses on Napoleon's army. In 1941 it was the scene of fierce fighting during the German advance on Smolensk.

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      river in Belarus, a tributary of the Dnieper, which it joins near Rechitsa. Its 381-mile (613-kilometre) length drains 9,450 square miles (24,500 square km). Rising north of the Minsk Elevation, it flows to the south-southeast in a meandering course through a swampy, forested basin. It is navigable only by small craft. During Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812, a bitter engagement was fought on the Berezina.

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  • Bérezina — Bérézina Bérézina La Bérézina en Biélorussie Carte du bassin du Dnieper. En beige : la Biélorussie. Au centre de celle ci, le Bérézina coule du nord vers le sud.) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Berezina — [bə rez′i nə] river in Belarus, flowing into the Dnepr: c. 365 mi (587 km): site of a battle (1812) in which Napoleon s army suffered severe losses while making its retreat from Moscow …   English World dictionary

  • Bérézina — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Berezina. 52° 32′ 59″ N 30° 15′ 01″ E …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Berezina — Pol. /be rdde zee nah/; Russ. /byi rddyi zyi nah /, n. a river in central Byelorussia (Belarus), flowing SE into the Dnieper River: costly crossing by Napoleon 1812. 350 mi. (565 km) long. * * * …   Universalium

  • Berezina — Be•re•zi•na [[t]bɪˈreɪ zə nə[/t]] n. geg a river in central Belorussia, flowing SE into the Dnieper River. 350 mi. (565 km) long …   From formal English to slang

  • Berezina — /bɛrəˈzinə/ (say beruh zeenuh) noun a river in Belarus, flowing south east to the river Dnieper; crossed with heavy losses by Napoleon s army during the retreat of 1812. About 563 km …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Berezina — Pol. /be rdde zee nah/; Russ. /byi rddyi zyi nah /, n. a river in central Byelorussia (Belarus), flowing SE into the Dnieper River: costly crossing by Napoleon 1812. 350 mi. (565 km) long …   Useful english dictionary

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