river in Belarus, flowing into the Dnieper: c. 365 mi (587 km): site of a battle (1812) in which Napoleon's army suffered severe losses while making its retreat from Moscow
A river of Belarus rising in the north-central part of the country and flowing about 610 km (380 mi) generally southward to the Dnieper River.
- The Ulla is connected by the Berezina canals.
- Several large tributaries: - on the right, the Berezina, connected with the W.
- Long., on the right bank of the Berezina river, and on the railway from Libau and Vilna to Ekaterinosla y.
- BEREZINA, a river of Russia, in the government of Minsk, forming a tributary of the Dnieper.
- It was just above Borizov that Napoleon's army forced the passage of the Berezina, with enormous losses, on the 26th-28th of November 1812, during the retreat from Moscow.