[sohv-yetsk; Russian suh-vyetsk]
a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, NE of Kaliningrad on the Nemen River: formerly in East Prussia; peace treaty (1807) between France, Prussia, and Russia.
Formerly (until 1945) Tilsit. Unabridged
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Sovetsk (Russian saˈvjɛtsk)
Former name (until 1945): Tilsit a town in W Russia, in the Kaliningrad Region on the Neman River: scene of the signing of the treaty (1807) between Napoleon I and Tsar Alexander I; passed from East Prussia to the Soviet Union in 1945

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river port, Kaliningrad oblast (province), western Russia, on the Neman River. The city was founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1288 and was the site of the treaty negotiated between Napoleon and Tsar Alexander I in 1807. Until 1945 the city belonged to Prussia. Today it has wood and food industries and teacher-training and handicraft schools. Pop. (1991 est.) 42,300

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