Dnieper River

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The Dnieper River is one of the major rivers in Europe – the fourth longest after the Volga, Danube and Ural. The Dnieper's source is in the Valdai Hills of Russia, west of Moscow, flowing southward through Belarus and Ukraine to the Black Sea. The Dnieper River is famous for its hydroelectric power stations as well as for providing an important source of iron ore along its water routes and a highly fertile agricultural region. Mentioned by the Ancient Greek historian Herodotus in the fifth century BC as Borysthenes, the Dnieper River has long been a source of inspiration for a wide range of artistic works from the visual and performing arts, including Sergei Prokofiev's On the Dnieper.