Smolensk is a city and the managerial focus of Smolensk Oblast, Russia, situated on the Dnieper River, 360 kilometers or 220 mi west-southwest of Moscow. The walled city in the focal point of Smolensk alongside the edges was devastated a few times all through its long history since it was on the attack courses of both Napoleon and Hitler. Today, Smolensk is noted for hardware, materials, nourishment handling, and precious stone faceting. The name of the city is gotten from the name of the Smolnya River. The root of the stream's name is less clear. An elective root could be the Russian word smola, which implies tar, tar, or pitch. Pine trees develop in the region, and the city was previously a focal point of sap preparing and exchange.
The Byzantine ruler Constantine VII recorded its name as Miliniska. The city is situated in European Russia on the banks of the upper Dnieper River, which crosses the city inside the Smolensk Upland, which is the western piece of the Smolensk– Moscow Upland. The Dnieper River courses through the city from east to west and partitions it into two sections: the northern Zadneprove and southern focus. Inside the city and its surroundings the stream takes in a few little tributaries.