Mohilev, or Moghilev, a government of West Russia, with an area of 18,551 square miles. The surface is flat. Much timber is exported hence through the Black Sea ports. Mohilev, the capital, is situated on the Dnieper, 95 miles S.W. of Smolensk. It is a bishopric, both of the Greek and Roman Catholic Churches. Tanning is carried on, and there is a large general trade. The Russians were defeated here by Davotit in 1812.