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.
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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 football club is run at a massive loss.Speaking to ordinary people on either side of the Dniester river, the view seems to be that the partition of Moldova serves nobody but the political elite.
To take into consideration a temporal dimension means that an assessment should distinguish between present-day and future vulnerability of a river (in our case the Dniester river) water resources.
Moldova's proximity to the European Union, limited law enforcement capacity, and its lack of control of the Transnistria territory (on the east bank of the Dniester River adjoining the Ukrainian border) where Moldovan law and by extension, national drug policy, are not applicable, have complicated drug control efforts.
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To get to Moldova from Odessa (now in Ukraine) one must drive through the self-proclaimed "republic" of Transdniestria (population 700,000), a sliver of land on the north shore of the Dniester river. A clump of peeling buildings, rusting wire, and a filthy lavatory mark the start of Transdniestrian sovereignty.
To get to Moldova from Odessa (now in Ukraine) one must drive through the self-proclaimed "republic" of Transdnistria (population 700,000), a sliver of land on the north shore of the Dniester River. A clump of peeling buildings, rusting wire, and a filthy lavatory mark the start of Transdnistrian sovereignty.Aa
But I must tell the Kadima candidate: "Madam, what you are saying is already a little obsolete." Since Vladimir Jabotinsky was born 128 years ago into the Jewish minority in Odessa, much water has flown down the Dniester River, and I am not sure that even he would have signed Tzipi's statement.
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.