Articles / Lava River, the

Lava River, the

Subject / Topography/Reservoirs and waterways

LAVA, a river in Kirovsk District. Length: 51 km. It flows out of the marshes that are situated to the east of the urban settlement of Nazia, and it flows into Lake Ladoga (Petrokrepost Bay.) The toponym is of a Baltic Finnish origin (Finnish. “laaja”, “lavea” = broad, vast, spacious.) L. served as the Russian-Swedish border in 1617–1702 (legally up to the Treaty of Nystad of 1721.) The canyon, where L. flows, crossing the Ladoga Glint (Ordovician escarpment) between the villages of Sassary and Podolye is a natural monument. In the canyon, deposits of the Ordovician and Cambrian age outcrop, and some rare plants have survived, e.g. Gymnocarpium Robertianum fern, Corydalis intermedia. Tributaries: Kovra and Sarya rivers. At its mouth, near Lavrovo village, the river is crossed by the Staroladozhsky and Novoladozhsky Canals (see Ladoga Canals.)
A. Y. Chistyakov

Chistyakov, Anton Yuryevich

Leningrad Oblast, the/Kirovsk District
Topographical landmarks/Kovra River, the
Topographical landmarks/Ladoga Glint (Ridge)
Topographical landmarks/Ladoga Lake
Leningrad Oblast, the/Kirovsk District/Lavrovo Village
Leningrad Oblast, the/Kirovsk District/Naziya Urban Village
Topographical landmarks/Novoladozhsky Canal, the
Topographical landmarks/Petrokrepost Bay, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Kirovsk District/Podolye Village
Topographical landmarks/Sarya River, the
Leningrad Oblast, the/Kirovsk District/Sassari Village
Topographical landmarks/Staroladozhsky Canal, the

Subject Index
Ladoga Canals, the