[ dvee-nuh; Russian dvyi-nah ]
/ ˈdvi nə; Russian dvyɪˈnɑ /
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Also called Western Dvina. Latvian Daugava. a river rising in the Valdai Hills in the W Russian Federation, flowing W through Byelorussia (Belarus) and Latvia to the Baltic Sea at Riga. About 640 miles (1030) long.
Also called Northern Dvina. a river in the N Russian Federation in Europe, flowing NW into the White Sea. About 470 miles (750 km) long.
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Orders were given to use a new weapon, an S-75 Dvina surface-to-air missile, or SAM.Russia’s Missiles Stung the World Long Before MH17|Clive Irving|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On 28th August von Buelow began his great attack on the line of the Dvina.The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 4 (of 10)|James Edward Parrott
A railroad bridge across the Dvina, while open to the military, could be used by the people only by individual permission.
The Dvina River swallowed the Polota many times a day, yet the lesser stream flooded the universe on one occasion.
Many a time she fell on the ice, as she climbed the steep bank on the far side of the Dvina, a heavy basket on each arm.
American troops defeat bolshevik forces at Fulka, on the river Dvina.America's War for Humanity|Thomas Herbert Russell
British Dictionary definitions for Dvina
/ (Russian dviˈna) /
Northern Dvina 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)Russian name: Severnaya Dvina
Western Dvina 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)Russian name: Zapadnaya Dvina (ˈzapədnəjə) Latvian name: Daugava
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