Dnieper

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Dnieper (Dnepr) River in e Europe. Rising in the Valdai Hills, w of Moscow, it flows s through Belarus and Ukraine to the Black Sea. It is the third longest river in Europe. The Dneproges dam (completed 1932) made the river entirely navigable. It is linked by canal to the River Bug, and has several hydroelectric power stations. Length: 2286km (1420mi).