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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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The finds of the Kama typical dishware in the regions of Lake Beloye, Lake Ladoga, Severnaya Dvina, Upper and Middle Volga also prove the distribution of the above-mentioned decorations from the Kama-Volga region further to the west; researchers are inclined to explain that not by the cultural contacts but rather by the penetration of small Permian groups into the kindred Finnic environment (Makarov 1982; Leont'ev 1989; Ryabinin 1989).
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[phrase omitted] [Ecological features of migrations of Anseriformes in the estuary of the Northern Dvina River].
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Then they sailed along the Dvina and began to raid the local population.
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