Articles / Volozhba River, the

Volozhba River, the

Subject / Topography/Reservoirs and waterways

VOLOZHBA, river, right-hand tributary of the Syas River. Length: 81 km, average flow rate: 11.6 cu. m/s, catchment area: 1350 sq. km. It originates in the south of Boksitogorsk District, 3 km west of Kalinetskoye village. It flows from south-east to north-west and it flows into the Syas River near Plyoso village, Tikhvin District. The most important tributaries are Cherenka, Ragusha, Tabashka, Chuninka, Lininka, Terebezhka, Pyardomlya, Lonna. Some of these rivers are of a karst nature. The name of the river is related to the role it played in the Middle Ages as the extreme water course in the Baltic Sea system. There was a portage route from the upper reach of V. to the Volga basin rivers. The importance of this route is proved by the survivor toponyms. Some of them (Gorodische, Zhilotok, Selische, Dorogoschi) indicate ancient settlements on the banks of V.; other ones (Kolbeki, Russkoye, Chudskoye, Slavkovo) indicate the mixed ethnic structure of the population. Boksitogorsk Town is located in the basin of V. The grave of V. D. Krenke is in Kolbeki village.

Yegorov, Sergey Borisovich

Krenke, Victor Danilovich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Boksitogorsk District
Topographical landmarks/Cherenka River, the
Topographical landmarks/Chuninka River, the
Topographical landmarks/Lininka River, the
Topographical landmarks/Lonna River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Tikhvin District/Pleso Village
Topographical landmarks/Pyardomlya River, the
Topographical landmarks/Ragusha River, the
Topographical landmarks/Syas River, the
Topographical landmarks/Tabashka River, the
Topographical landmarks/Terebezhka River, the

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