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Encyclopedia > Desna
Origin Russia
Mouth Dnieper
Basin countries Russia, Ukraine
Length 1,130 km (702 mi)
Source elevation  
Avg. discharge  
Watershed area  

Desna (Десна́) is a river in Russia and Ukraine, left tributary of the Dnieper. The word means "right hand" in Old East Slavic language. The river Desna is 1,130 km long. This article is about the river. ... A watershed is a region of land where water flows into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, or ocean. ... The source of a river or stream may be a lake, a spring, or a collection of headwaters. ... In hydrology, the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time. ... A watershed is a region of land where water flows into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, or ocean. ... A tributary (or affluent or confluent) is a contributory stream, a river that does not reach the sea, but joins another major river (a parent river), to which it contributes its waters, swelling its discharge. ... This article is about the river. ... Old East Slavic language is one name for a language spoken between the 10th and 14th centuries in Kievan Rus and its successor states, the ancestor of the modern East Slavic languages. ...

Cities and towns on the Desna

Bryansk (Брянск) is a city in Russia, 379 km South-West from Moscow. ... Chernihiv (Ukrainian: ), often called by the Old East Slavic and russian name Chernigov (Чернигов) is an ancient city in northern Ukraine, the capital of Chernihiv Oblast (province). ...


The Desna has 18 right and 13 left tributaries. The most significant are:

  • Seim
  • Sudost

Desna is also the popular name for the R-9 Desna, an intercontinental ballistic missile developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War. The R-9A Desna was a Soviet ICBM. Fuel: kerosyne + oxygen Control system by NII-885 of N.A.Pilyugin and M.S.Ryazanski. ... A Minuteman III missile soars after a test launch. ... For the generic term for a high-tension struggle between countries, see cold war (war). ...

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