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Bender, a Russian town in the province of Bessarabia, on the Dniester. Besides its manufactures and a considerable trade in such articles as cattle, corn, wine, wood, timber, etc.. it has also a citadel which bears the name of the Suwaroff mound. After the defeat of Poltava in 1709, Charles XII. of Sweden lived here till 1712. It was thrice taken by Russia, in 1770, 1789, and 1806, to whom it was permanently ceded by the peace of Bucharest in 1812.