Severodvinsk

Severodvinsk

[sev-er-uh-dvinsk; Russian syi-vyi-ruh-dvyeensk]
noun
a city in the N Russian Federation in Europe, on Dvina Gulf, E of Archangel.
Formerly Molotovsk.
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severodvinsk

city and seaport of Archangelsk oblast (province), northwestern Russia. It lies on the shore of the White Sea's Gulf of Dvina, at the western edge of the Northern Dvina River delta. The city was founded after the October Revolution (1917) as an outport for Archangelsk city. The city engages in shipbuilding, machine manufacturing, and timber production. A fishing fleet is based there. Pop. (1993 est.) 247,700.

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