Pronunciation: (sōv-yetsk'; Russ. su-vyetsk'), [key]
a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, NE of Kaliningrad on the Nemen River: formerly in East Prussia; peace treaty (1807) between France, Prussia, and Russia. 40,000. Formerly (until 1945), Tilsit.
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