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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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Belarusian MAZ and Chinese Zoomlion establish construction machinery plant in Russia
 01/26/2017 11:25, " Construction.RU " tells: "The machinery will be mostly intended for Russian market. ... eastern Belarus siatuated 76 kilometres from the border with Russia's Smolensk region."
Tesla Motors Controls Half of Russian EV Market Despite No Presence
 01/24/2017 22:55, " TCC " tells: "Despite having potentially high-demand, Russia is one of those countries ... Supercharger stations in Russia located in Saint Petersburg, Smolensk, ..."

Politics and society

'Political Absurdity': Poland Lacks Clear-Cut Russia Policy, Awaits US Signal
 02/13/2017 15:50, " Sputnik International " tells: "'Political Absurdity': Poland Lacks Clear-Cut Russia Policy, Awaits US Signal ... He said that Russia remains an important neighbor of Poland despite the ... it attempted to land at an airfield near the Moscow Region city of Smolensk."
Lukashenko Blames Russia for Decline in Bilateral Relations
 02/04/2017 21:40, " Sputnik International " tells: "Lukashenko spent almost 40 minutes talking about Belarus-Russia ... Smolensk and Bryansk regions with Belarus, were published on the state's ..."

Smolensk today

Smolensk Dormition Cathedral: From Prokukdin-Gorsky to the present
 02/17/2017 23:30, " Russia Beyond the Headlines " tells: "At the beginning of the 20th century, Russian chemist and photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky invented a complex process for color photography ..."
Decree on introducing border zone on Belarus-Russia border comes into force today
 02/08/2017 15:15, " TVR " tells: "The border zone runs across the three regions bordering on Belarus – the Pskov, Smolensk and Bryansk regions – and stretches into the Russian ..."
Near to Smolensk: Yartsevo (Russia) 51 km, Safonovo (Russia) 84 km, Roslavl (Russia) 106 km, Orsha (Belarus) 111 km
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