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NOVOGEORGIEVSK

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Originally appearing in Volume V19, Page 841 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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NOVOGEORGIEVSK  . (I) A

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

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