Mezen (myĕˈzĭnyə) [key], river, c.565 mi (910 km) long, rising in the Timan Hills, Komi Republic, NE European Russia, and flowing NW into the Mezen Bay of the White Sea. Its lower course is navigable from May to November. Near its mouth is the city of Mezen, a river port exporting lumber.

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