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Dvina

(dvēnä`) or

Northern Dvina,

Rus. Severnaya Dvina, river, c.465 mi (750 km) long, N European Russia. It is formed near Veliki Ustyug by the union of the Sukhona and Yug rivers, flows N past Kotlas, then turns northeast, and empties into Dvina Bay, an arm of the White Sea, just below Arkhangelsk. It is connected with the Volga-Baltic Waterway by the Sukhona River and the Northern Dvina Canal.

Dvina

or

Western Dvina,

Ger. Düna, Latvian Daugava, Rus. Zapadnaya Dvina, river, c.635 mi (1,020 km) long, in Russia, Belarus, and Latvia. Rising in the Valdai Hills, it flows S and then generally W past Velizh and through Belarus, past Vitebsk and Polotsk, and through Latvia, past Daugavpils and Riga, into the Gulf of Riga, an arm of the Baltic Sea. It is navigable in its upper course, but, because of rapids and hydroelectric dams, is only partly navigable in its lower course. The Dvina's main port is Riga, and the river is connected by canal with the Berezina and the Dnieper rivers.

Dvina

1. Northern. 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)
2. Western. 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)
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but had to halt operations with the onset of winter; after the Russians were defeated at Okhmatov (near Minsk) (early January 1655), Alexis returned to the field and advanced as far as the Neman River; his army suffered from partisan harassment, and he withdrew after Khan Mehmet Girei of the Crimea invaded the Ukraine and defeated the Russians there at Zalozce (Zalozhtsy) (November); Alexis eventually concluded a truce with Poland (November 1656) and made an alliance to attack Sweden, so precipitating the Russo-Swedish War; based at Polotsk, he advanced down the Dvina River toward Riga, capturing Dunaburg (Daugavpils) and Kokenhuzen (Koknese near Plavinas) fortress (July); laid siege to Riga, but his army was rounted when the reinforced garrison under Gen.
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