Filming In Russia: Rivers

The biggest country in the world, Russia has some of the world’s largest rivers. Many of them have played a key part in the Russian economy and are a significant part of culture.

Here is the list of the Russian rivers of great length, volume and importance.

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Volga
Volga is the longest river in Europe (2,200 mi). It starts in central Russia’s Tver Region and flows all the way to the Caspian Sea. Since the early day of the Russian civilization, it was a major transport and trade route.

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Volga
Four Russian cities with over a million population were founded on Volga: Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara and Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad).

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Amur
Amur separates Russia’s Far East from northeast China.

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Amur
The banks of the river is the habitat of the largest cats in the world -- extremely rare Amur (Siberian) tiger.

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Don
The historical stronghold of the Cossacks, Don runs through the steppe in Southern Russia.

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Don
The capital of the Russian South Rostov-on-Don lies on the banks of the river.

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Yenisei
The longest river in Russia runs all the way through the heart of Siberia. It is also the deepest one with maximum depth of 150ft.

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Yenisei
In the winter, you need icebreaker boats to keep the northern shipping lanes open.

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Ural
The river is located at the border between Europe and Asia.

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Ural
The delta of Ural is populated by endangered species, including the great white pelican, the pygmy cormorant and many others.

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Lena
One of three great Siberian rivers and the second longest one in Russia. The 2,700-mile river starts in the mountains west of Lake Baikal and disgorges into the Laptev Sea in the Arctic.

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Lena
At least for the half of the year, the river is bounded in ice.

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Neva
An essential element of St. Petersburg’s charm. It is one of the shortest rivers (only 46 mi) in Europe.

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Neva
People sometimes call St. Petersburg “the city on Neva”.

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Moskva
The picturesque river meanders through the city of Moscow and is a popular waterway for boats and cruises.

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Moskva
The Kremlin and many other city’s attractions are located on the banks of the river.

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Irtysh
Irtysh means “white river” in native Siberian languages. It is the longest tributary in the world that falls into the river Ob.

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Ob
Ob stems from melting glaciers in the Altai mountains. Combined Ob-Irtysh is the 3d longest river in the world. The Ob area is rich in gas, oil and coal.

Title #149

Volga
Volga is the longest river in Europe (2,200 mi). It starts in central Russia’s Tver Region and flows all the way to the Caspian Sea. Since the early day of the Russian civilization, it was a major transport and trade route.

Title #150

Volga
Four Russian cities with over a million population were founded on Volga: Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, Samara and Volgograd (formerly Stalingrad).

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Amur
Amur separates Russia’s Far East from northeast China.

Title #153

Amur
The banks of the river is the habitat of the largest cats in the world -- extremely rare Amur (Siberian) tiger.

Title #154

Don
The historical stronghold of the Cossacks, Don runs through the steppe in Southern Russia.

Title #155

Don
The capital of the Russian South Rostov-on-Don lies on the banks of the river.

Title #156

Yenisei
The longest river in Russia runs all the way through the heart of Siberia. It is also the deepest one with maximum depth of 150ft.

Title #157

Yenisei
In the winter, you need icebreaker boats to keep the northern shipping lanes open.

Title #158

Ural
The river is located at the border between Europe and Asia.

Title #159

Ural
The delta of Ural is populated by endangered species, including the great white pelican, the pygmy cormorant and many others.

Title #160

Lena
One of three great Siberian rivers and the second longest one in Russia. The 2,700-mile river starts in the mountains west of Lake Baikal and disgorges into the Laptev Sea in the Arctic.

Title #161

Lena
At least for the half of the year, the river is bounded in ice.

Title #162

Neva
An essential element of St. Petersburg’s charm. It is one of the shortest rivers (only 46 mi) in Europe.

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Neva
People sometimes call St. Petersburg “the city on Neva”.

Title #164

Moskva
The picturesque river meanders through the city of Moscow and is a popular waterway for boats and cruises.

Title #165

Moskva
The Kremlin and many other city’s attractions are located on the banks of the river.

Title #166

Irtysh
Irtysh means “white river” in native Siberian languages. It is the longest tributary in the world that falls into the river Ob.

Title #167

Ob
Ob stems from melting glaciers in the Altai mountains. Combined Ob-Irtysh is the 3d longest river in the world. The Ob area is rich in gas, oil and coal.