NOVOGEORGIEVSK . (I) A
See also:town of Russia, usually known under the name of KRYLOV, in the
See also:government of
See also:Kherson, at the confluence of the Tyasmin with the
See also:Dnieper, 17 M . W.N.W. of
See also:Kremenchug . Its fort was erected by the Poles in 1615 . The inhabitants carry on a lively
See also:trade in
See also:grain and
See also:cattle, and have a few flourmills and candle-
See also:works . Pop . (1897) 11,214 . (2) A first-class fortress of
See also:Russian Poland (called Modlin till 1831), at the confluence of the Narev (
See also:Bug) with the Vistula, 23 M. by
See also:rail N.W. of Warsaw . Modlin was first fortified under the
See also:Napoleonic regime in 1807, and in the
See also:wars of 1813 and 1830—31 underwent several sieges . Since that
See also:time the Russians have made many additions to the works, and the place now forms, with Warsaw,
See also:Ivangorod and
See also:Brest-Litovsk, the so-called
See also:Quadrilateral . The strength of Novogeorgievsk lies mainly in the new circle of eight powerful forts, erected at a mean distance of 10 m. from the
See also:enceinte . The importance of the fortress lies in the fact that it prevents Warsaw from being turned by a force on the
See also:lower Vistula and commands the railway between
See also:Danzig and Warsaw .
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