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Smolensk or Smolensk (Russian: Смоленск) is a city in western Russia, located on the Dnieper River, and is the administrative capital of Smolensk Oblast. Its population in 2003 was 351,100 inhabitants (325,137 in the census of 2002). Located 360 kilometers south-west of Moscow, this walled city was destroyed several times throughout history. I was on the routes of invasion by Napoleon and Hitler. The city's name derives from the name of Smolnya Rivulet. The origin of the hydronic is less clear. One possibility is the Slavic word for black soil, which were stained by the waters of Smolnya. Another alternative is the Russian word semolina, meaning resin and pitch. Smolensk is one of the oldest cities in Russia, when he was a fortified trading settlement. The first mention dates back to 863, two years after the founding of the Kievan Rus. According to the Chronicle of Nestor, Smolensk was the capital of Kríviches. In 882 was taken by Oleg of Novgorod, on his way from Novgorod to Kiev. The people had already taken 2 decades ago by the captains Varangians Askold and Dir, when on his way to Kiev decided to take over the city and its population size.
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