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Encyclopedia > Zbruch River

Zbruch River (Ukrainian: Збруч) is a river in Western Ukraine (length: 247 km, basin: 3330 sq.km.), a left tributary of Dniester. It flows within the Podolia Upland (see Podolia). Zbruch is the namesake of Zbruch idol, a sculpture of a Slavic deity (10th century) in the form of a column with the head with four faces, found in 1848 by the river. For the Second World War frigate class, see River class frigate The Murray River in Australia A river is a large natural waterway. ... 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. ... The river Dniestr (in Polish and Russian; Nistru in Romanian; Дністер, Dnister in Ukrainian; Tyras in Latin; also known as Dniester) is a river in Eastern Europe. ... The region of Podolia (Polish Podole, Ukrainian Podillya) lies in the west-central and south-west portions of present-day Ukraine. ... Slavic mythology and Slavic religion evolved over more than 3,000 years. ...


Between 1815 and 1918 the river was a border between Austria, Austria-Hungary and then Galicia on one side and Imperial Russia on the other. Following the Polish-Ukrainian Alliance of 1920 it was intended as the border between Poland and Ukraine. After the Treaty of Riga the Polish-Soviet border was established in the area, running along the river. 1815 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... The Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, or simply Galicia, was the largest and northernmost province of Austria from 1772 until 1918, with Lemberg (Lwów, Lviv) as its capital city. ... Imperial Russia is the term used to cover the period of Russian history from the expansion of Russia under Peter the Great, through the expansion of the Russian Empire from the Baltic to the Pacific Ocean, to the deposal of Nicholas II of Russia, the last tsar, at the start... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... The Peace of Riga (also known as the Treaty of Riga, Polish: Traktat Ryski) signed on 18th March 1921 between Poland and Soviet Russia ended the Polish-Bolshevik War. ... The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) (Russian: (СССР)  listen; tr. ...


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The Zbruch Idol is a four-sided pillar of grey limestone, 2.67 meters in height, and has three tiers of reliefs engraved upon each of the four sides.
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