a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, on the upper Dnieper, SW of Moscow: Russians defeated by Napoleon 1812.
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How to use Smolensk in a sentence
Where Napoleon went wrong was he simply took one bad decision to go north back through Smolensk, rather than going south.
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Gunther is sent by his superiors to Smolensk to investigate reports of a Russian massacre of Polish troops in 1940.
Jakoś to będzie, the pilot probably said to himself, before missing the runway and snagging treetops near the Smolensk airport.
Of course, it is far too soon to judge what caused the crash today in Smolensk.
The event served as a pretext for Vasili to march his troops into Lituania and besiege Smolensk.
The move was well conceived and swiftly executed, but its success stopped short at the outworks of Smolensk.
The disaster to the Moskovite arms roused the spirit of the Polish faction within the walls of Smolensk.
The harrying of the provinces of Sieversk and Smolensk wound up the Polish campaign for the year.
With him came his loyal brother Kestout, and, because he must, the Kniaz of Smolensk.
British Dictionary definitions for Smolensk
a city in W Russia, on the Dnieper River: a major commercial centre in medieval times; scene of severe fighting (1941 and 1943) in World War II. Pop: 323 000 (2005 est)
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