The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Moskva

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MOSKVA, mŏsk-vä, Russia, an affluent of the Oka, a tributary of the Volga, which rises in a marsh in the east of Smolensk, flows east to the city of Moscow and thence 112 miles southeast to the Oka, which it joins near Kolomna after a total course of 305 miles. It is connected with the Volga by the Moskva Canal. It is navigable from its mouth to Moscow except between November and April when it is frozen. The battle of Borodino or Moskva, between the French under Napoleon and the Russians under Kutusoff, was fought on its banks (7 Sept. 1812.)