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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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AlfiGroup revives cement plant in Dorogobuzh
 02/19/2018 18:35, " Global Cement " tells: "Russia: AlfiGroup has revived a cement plant in Dorogobuzh, Smolensk region that was closed a decade ago. The relaunch is scheduled for March 2018, according to the Beton Russia news website. The company has spent Euro6.3m on the reopening. The plant will produce up to 0.3Mt/yr of clinker by ..."
To rapid economic growth, we supposedly have two years left
 01/26/2018 18:30, " (press release) " tells: "It looked like a “black list” of the most debt-ridden subjects of the Russian Federation at the beginning of November 2017: the Republic of Mordovia, Khakassia, Karelia, Kabardino-Balkaria, Udmurtia, Kostroma and Smolensk regions. Now more of them — in December have the basic cost of paying for ..."

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International Observers React to Russian Presidential Election
 03/20/2018 01:35, " Sputnik International " tells: "... that Russian voters are very mature," Li said at a press conference at the Rossiya Segodnya news agency. According to the Chinese observer, delegation members agreed that this year's election was very open and well organized. He noted that the Chinese delegation visited Moscow and Smolensk, ..."
Commentary: Why Putin is still – genuinely – popular in Russia
 03/20/2018 01:35, " Reuters " tells: "Vladimir Putin won big on Sunday. According to the central election commission, the Russian president glides into his fourth term after winning his biggest ever election victory, with nearly 77 percent favoring him. His nearest rival was an affluent multi-millionaire communist who got more than 11 percent ..."

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DIARY-Political and General News Events from March 19
 03/20/2018 17:45, " Reuters Africa " tells: "TUESDAY, MARCH 20 ** TOKYO - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Japan to discuss bilateral relations and international issues, ... TUESDAY, APRIL 10 SMOLENSK, Russia/CRACOW, Poland - 8th Anniversary of the Smolensk Tragedy to be held in Smolensk, Russia, as well as in ..."
Russian voters go to the polls – in pictures
 03/20/2018 01:35, " The Guardian " tells: "Russian voters go to the polls – in pictures .... A member of a local electoral commission leaves a villager's house after collecting votes in Kutkovo, west Russia. Photograph: Sergei ... A woman casts her vote at a mobile ballot box in a settlement in the Smolensk region of west Russia. Photograph: Vasily ..."
Near to Smolensk: Yartsevo (Russia) 51 km, Safonovo (Russia) 84 km, Roslavl (Russia) 106 km, Orsha (Belarus) 111 km
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