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Pravdinsk (prävˈdyĭnsk) [key], formerly Friedland frētˈlänt, town, NW European Russia, formerly in East Prussia. In 1807 the city was the scene of a battle in which Napoleon I defeated the Russians, thus precipitating the fall of Königsberg and the Treaty of Tilsit.

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