Peipus


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Peipus

a lake in W Russia, on the boundary with Estonia: drains into the Gulf of Finland. Area: 3512 sq. km (1356 sq. miles)
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12 Old Believers' congregations were functioning on the western bank of the Lake Peipus, Tallinn and Tartu (Plaat 2005).
In Estonia, Lake Peipus is spoken of in reverent tones constantly.
The battle of Lake Peipus took place in 1242 between the Teutonic Knights and the Russian city-state of Novgorod.
Examples from indigenous Russian spoken on the western coast of the lake Peipus ([TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] 1977 : 203 ff) demonstrate, that in a community with a long history of bilingualism, the copying of Estonian phrasal verb is quite common.
4 million people are scattered sparsely across this heavily-forested country, which, although the smallest of the candidate countries in Central and Eastern Europe, contains the fourth largest lake in Europe, Lake Peipus, and its islands and islets on Estonia's Baltic coastline have been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
He then went on to defeat the Teutonic Knights (a group of German soldiers dedicated to extending German control over the eastern Slavs) on the ice of Lake Peipus in 1242.
Principal battles: the Neva River (1240); Lake Peipus (1242).
We should remember that when telling about history from the very beginning the same author only mentioned Lake Peipus in 1240, Livonia and Tallinn in the 16th century but never the name of Estonia.