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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 Severnaya Dvina has a reinforced bow with ICE 1 notation so it can continue dredging in waters approaching freezing point, and then relocate with icebreaker support.
An S-75 Dvina claimed its first victim, a United States Air Force (USAF) McDonnell Douglas F-4C Phantom air superiority fighter, on 24 July 1965.
Krivoe (55[degrees]08'N, 29[degrees]04'E) is a mesotrohpic lake, which is situated within the terminal moraine ridge of the Poozerye district and belongs to the Western Dvina River basin (Fig.
North of the River Western Dvina lay the territories of Turaida, Idumea and Metsepole" (Richter 1857 : I, 48).
Including S-300 (Scud) and Luna-M (Frog-7) surface-to-surface missiles; Dvina (SAM-2) and Pechura (SAM-3); Grad (BM-21) and (BM-22) MBRL; T-34, T-54, T-55, and T-62 tanks; BMP-l and BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles; 76mm, 100mm, 122mm, and 152mm artillery pieces, etc.
Several key trade routes, such as the upper reaches of the strategic Dvina River, are simply not navigable.
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Some authors have emphasized emigration from southern Estonia to the basin of Northern Dvina River, and from the coastal areas of Finland to the southern banks of Lake Ladoga.
The Severnaya Dvina is the industry's first ice class TSHD built directly under RMRS technical supervision for 30 years.
The S-75, exported under the name Dvina, attained IOC with Soviet forces in 1958 and was first employed operationally over North Vietnam in 1966.
In Russia, the very rivers that Russians depend on for life - the Volga, the Dvina, the Ob - are now hazardous to public health.