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Smolensk is a city in Russia, administrative center of Smolensk region. Located on the Dnieper river in 378 km from Moscow. Considered one of the oldest cities in Russia. Is an important transportation hub. Is the title of the hero City. The internal division of the city is represented by three districts. The population of 326,9 thousand people, 93,38% Russian, little more than 1% of Ukrainians and Belarusians.

Telephone code: 7 2 481. Postcode: 214000. Car code: 67.

was First mentioned in "the Tale of bygone years" in 862 year, date of establishment is unknown. The origin of the name is associated or from the old Slavic word "pitch" - black earth, or with the ancient residents of Smolensk. According to the third version, the name of the city arose because of its location which was the end of the place where perevorachivatel ships from the Western Dvina to the Dnieper river, allowing local artisans resin here boats traders.

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KBR wins contract for Dorogobuzh's ammonia plant in Russia
 07/29/2017 06:20, "Stock Watch" tells: "Active Movers – Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) KBR, Inc. (NYSE:KBR) - Stock Watch"
Belarus, Russia make effective use of economic potential of regional cooperation
 06/23/2017 19:05, " Belarus News (BelTA) " tells: "Belarus maintains close ties with 79 Russian regions. The top five are Moscow Oblast, Smolensk Oblast, Tyumen Oblast, Moscow and St. Petersburg."

Politics and society

The 1612 Battle for Moscow: How the Russian state prevailed
 08/19/2017 03:35, " Russia Beyond the Headlines " tells: "The Poles had taken Smolensk. Polish troops had burnt Moscow down and captured the Kremlin, establishing themselves there. The Swedes had ..."
Finally Zakharova sawed the branch under Putin!
 08/18/2017 18:30, " (press release) " tells: "the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in the ... its left unity, this luxury pass on Smolensk square would adopt or show wise restraint? ... The charge of illegality of the entire system of power in Russia is ..."

Smolensk today

August 18, 2002: Barrichello reigns supreme
 08/18/2017 00:10, " " tells: "1812 - Russian forces are defeated at Smolensk, which is occupied by the ... 2005 - Russia and China launch their first-ever joint military exercises."
Creative youth to gather for Russia-Belarus forum near Smolensk
 08/17/2017 15:20, " Belarus News (BelTA) " tells: "VITEBSK, 17 August (BelTA) – Applications have been open for the participation in the Russian-Belarusian forum of modern art that will take place at ..."
Near to Smolensk: Yartsevo (Russia) 51 km, Safonovo (Russia) 84 km, Roslavl (Russia) 106 km, Orsha (Belarus) 111 km
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