- a river in central Byelorussia (Belarus), flowing SE into the Dnieper River: costly crossing by Napoleon 1812. 350 miles (565 km) long.
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Historical Examples of berezina
After the Battle of the Berezina, Napoleon left the army and hurried home.The Story of Russia
R. Van Bergen, M.A.
We got on all right until the day before we were to arrive at the Berezina.Through Russian Snows
G. A Henty
On the 25th, as he was about to reach the Berezina, he appeared to linger on his march.History of the Expedition to Russia
Count Philip de Segur
The army trudged through mud and sleet until November the 26th when the river Berezina was reached.The Story of Mankind
Hendrik Van Loon
Night closed upon us amid the gloomy forests bordering the banks of the Berezina.
- a river in Belarus, rising in the north and flowing south to the River Dnieper: linked with the River Dvina and the Baltic Sea by the Berezina Canal . Length: 563 km (350 miles)