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  • A city of western Russia southwest of Moscow. It was part of Lithuania until the 16th century.

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  • proper noun A city in Russia, administrative centre of Bryansk oblast.


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  • The press service issued the statement after talks involving Deputy Minister of Transport Yevgeny Moskvichev, the Bryansk Region administration and MAN Trucks Russia deputy CEO Vladimir Korobeinikov, who called Bryansk a front-runner for construction.

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  • The light was caused by a launch of a Sineva missile from the nuclear submarine "Bryansk" in White Sea, as reported by BarentsObserver. top stories

  • Officials in Bryansk, the Russian region most contaminated by the disaster, have failed to make necessary repairs at the local cancer hospital, worker Leonid Kletsov told the president.

    Leaders accused of neglecting Chernobyl legacy

  • By September 17, the Red Army had advanced to Bryansk.


  • Broadly speaking, the 120-odd kilometers from Smolensk to Vyazma were the base of the triangle, the distance between Smolensk and Bryansk was the hypotenuse, and the 200 kilometers from Vyazma to Bryansk were the adjacent side.


  • Also of concern is fires that have hit the Bryansk region of western Russia, which suffered radioactive contamination from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in nearby Ukraine.

    Relentless heat wave roasts Russia

  • She said radiation experts from Moscow determined there has been no increase in radiation levels in the Bryansk area, on the border of Belarus and Ukraine.

    Russian Wildfires Raise Fears Of Radioactive Smoke

  • Now that Smolensk had fallen and von Leeb was established to the southeast of Leningrad, the main Soviet forces of the Central Front were grouped inside a rough triangle comprised by a line stretching from the east of Smolensk to the southeast, running some 200 kilometers through Bryansk, and then to Orel in the southeast another 100 kilometers.


  • Fire crews quickly extinquished about six new wildfires spotted this week in the Bryansk region, the part of Russia that suffered the most from the Chernobyl catastrophe in what was then Soviet Ukraine, Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman Irina Yegorushkina said.

    Russian Wildfires Raise Fears Of Radioactive Smoke

  • The Bryansk forest protection service has increased patrols around the Bryansk forests, particularly in the southwest section affected by Chernobyl, agency chief Vladimir Rozinkevich said.

    Russian Wildfires Raise Fears Of Radioactive Smoke


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