Vyazma


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Vyazma

(vyäz`mə), city (1989 pop. 59,000), N central European Russia, on the Vyazma River, a tributary of the Dnieper. Founded in the 9th cent., Vyazma became an important trade and military center that was an object of contention among Russia, Lithuania, and Poland. During World War II it was held by the Germans, who destroyed it prior to withdrawal.
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From Vyazma Napoleon ordered a direct advance on Moscow.
On the march from Vyazma to Tsarevo-Zaymishche he rode his light bay bobtailed ambler accompanied by his Guards, his bodyguard, his pages, and aides-de-camp.
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As the French retreated he was the only one to say that all our manoeuvres were pointless, everything would happen on its own better than we could desire, the enemy must be allowed to march to destruction across a "golden bridge," the battles of Tarutino, Vyazma and Krasnoye were totally unnecessary, we must hold something back to reach the frontier with, and he wouldn't give a single Russian for ten Frenchmen.
However, it was 5 min late to arrive at Vyazma, stayed there for a shorter time (18 min) than specified and, therefore, departed from it on time.
As this first volume ends, that offensive had smashed a hole in the Soviet right, setting up what would become another massive encirclement of four Soviet armies at Vyazma.
Little known is the ordeal of Vyazma, Hitler's first objective in his bid to capture Moscow.
October 6 Pushing toward the Soviet capital, Moscow, German forces encircle groups of Soviet troops at Bryansk, Vyazma, and Melitopol.
On November 14, 2005, a thirty-six-year-old resident of the Smolensk region detonated an explosive device in the ROC Chapel near the town of Vyazma because of his "dislike for the Russian Orthodox Church.
The comprehensive restructuring of our cathode product line in Notre Dame, France, closure of our Vyazma, Russia non-integrated graphite electrode facility, and exit of our carbon electrode business in Columbia, Tennessee all are on schedule and proceeding as planned.