10 Facts About Dnieper River


The Dnieper River is an important navigable waterway for the economy of Ukraine and is connected by the Dnieper River–Bug Canal to other waterways in Europe.

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Dnieper River Rapids were part of the trade route from the Varangians to the Greeks, first mentioned in the Kyiv Chronicle.

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Nowadays the Dnieper River suffers from anthropogenic influence and obtain numerous emissions of pollutants.

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The Dnieper River is close to the Prydniprovsky Chemical Plant radioactive dumps and susceptible to leakage of its radioactive waste.

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The Dnieper River is important for transportation in the economy of Ukraine: Its reservoirs have large ship locks, allowing vessels of up to 270 by 18 metres access as far as the port of Kyiv, and thus are an important transportation corridor.

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Dnieper River navigation is interrupted each year by freezing and severe winter storms.

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Cities and towns located on the Dnieper are listed in order from the river's source to its mouth :.

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River Dnieper has been a subject of chapter X of a story by Nikolai Gogol A Terrible Vengeance .

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River Dnieper has been a subject for artists, great and minor, over the centuries.

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River Dnieper makes an appearance in the 1964 Hungarian drama film The Sons of the Stone-Hearted Man, where it appears when two characters are leaving Saint Petersburg but get attacked by wolves.

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