Volga River

Volga

[vol-guh, vohl-; Russian vawl-guh]
noun
a river flowing from the Valdai Hills in the W Russian Federation E and then S to the Caspian Sea: the longest river in Europe. 2325 miles (3745 km).

trans-Volga, adjective
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Volga (ˈvɒlɡə)
 
n
a river in W Russia, rising in the Valdai Range and flowing through a chain of small lakes to the Rybinsk Reservoir and south to the Caspian Sea through Volgograd: the longest river in Europe. Length: 3690 km (2293 miles)

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Volga River [(vol-guh, vohl-guh)]

River in western Russia, originating in hills northwest of Moscow and flowing generally southeastward for more than 2,200 miles before emptying into the Caspian Sea.

Note: The longest river of Europe, the Volga is the principal waterway of Russia.
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