The Volga (Russian: Во́лга; ) is the longest river in Europe; it is also Europe's largest river in terms of discharge and watershed. It flows through central Russia, and is widely viewed as the national river of Russia. Eleven of the twenty largest cities of Russia, including the capital, Moscow, are situated in the Volga's drainage basin. Some of the largest reservoirs in the world can be found along the Volga. The river has a symbolic meaning in Russian culture and is often referred to as Volga-Matushka (Volga-mother) in Russian literature and folklore.
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... “To Samara from Moscow, via Nizhni and the River Volga”, The Harvester world, Volumes 2-3, (published by International Harvester Co.) (1910), at page 22 ... on the Volga river in 1910.) Ellis, William T ... “Voyaging on the Volga Amid War and Revolution”, National Geographic Magazine, Volume 33 (1918), page 245 ...
... The Volga River is Europe's longest river, and a major trade artery in that continent ... The use of steamboats on the Volga River began in the year 1821 ...
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