Dniester

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Dniester

(nē`stər), Ukr. Dnister, Moldovan Nistru, Rus. Dnestr, Rom. Nistrul, Turk. Turla, river, c.850 mi (1,370 km) long, forming part of the border between Ukraine and Moldova. It rises in the Carpathian Mts., flows generally SE through SW Ukraine past Halych, Khotin, and Mohyliv-Podilskyy, through Moldova past Tighina and Tiraspol, and empties through an estuary into the Black Sea SW of Odessa. It is navigable below Halych; its tributaries include the Sereth and the Stryy. The Dniester formed the Romanian-Soviet border from 1918 to 1940, when the USSR regained Bessarabia.

Dniester

a river in E Europe, rising in Ukraine, in the Carpathian Mountains and flowing generally southeast to the Black Sea. Length: 1411 km (877 miles)
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The 1,362-kilometre-long Dniester River starts in the Carpathian Mountains in Ukraine, flows through the Republic of Moldova and then re-enters Ukraine where it discharges into the Black Sea.
Establishment of populations of bivalve molluscs of the genus Dreissena in the Dniester River.
Deployed at the Dniester River, the Russian Ninth Army's mission was to advance into the Bukovina on either side of the river, threatening the entire Habsburg eastern Galician front from the south.
Its history reflects a sharp cultural cleavage defined by recurring encounters between Byzantine-Ottoman and Western Christian civilizations together with somewhat belated Russian Orthodox intrusions south of the Dniester River.
A strip of land to the east of the Dniester River has become the disputed territory of Transdniestria, which is currently run independently of the government in Chisinau.
The area on the eastern side of the Dniester River was industrialized by the Soviet Union and is inhabited mostly by Ukrainian and Russian speakers.
Meanwhile, foreign investment is further discouraged by instability generated by the continuing conflict over the Transdniestria region, on the other side of the Dniester river, bordering Ukraine.
Many Romanians say, and many more firmly believe, that had the wartime dictator and Nazi collaborator Marshal Antonescu survived another year, there would be no "Gypsy problem" in Romania today; they would all have been deported to camps across the Dniester River and thence to Auschwitz, like the Jews.
border regions as part of a divide-and-rule strategy, Soviet leader Joseph Stalin grafted onto Moldova a thin slice of Ukrainian territory on the east bank of the Dniester River.
The work ends with a famous description of the Dniester River, with a wild duck, called in Russian a gogol, included in the scene.
The contract is part of UkrHydroEnergo's Hydropower Rehabilitation Project to upgrade and modernize the series of eight plants that were built between 1939 and 1975 and make up the Dnieper River energy cascade, plus the Dnestrovskaya hydroelectric power plant that was built in 1983 on the Dniester River watershed.
Project Summary : Integrated water resources management in the Dniester river basin to strengthen sustainable development, through the update of the TDA, development and endorsement of the SAP and initiation of its implementation.