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Mariyinskaya Canal System

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Ladoga Canals, the
LADOGA CANALS. They connect the mouth of the Volkhov River and the head of the Neva, extending along the south coast of Lake Ladoga. There are two canals, Staroladozhsky and Novoladozhsky. The canal construction was urged by the necessity to have a... more

Onega Lake
LAKE ONEGA (Onezhskoye Ozero), located in the north of Russia’s European part within the Republic of Karelia, Vologda Oblast (southern and south-eastern part) and Leningrad Oblast (south-western part.) The L. O. boast belongs to the north-eastern... more

Svir River, the
SVIR, a river in the north-east of Leningrad Oblast. Length: 224 km. Average flow rate at the mouth: 780 cu. m/s, catchment area: 84,400 sq. km. It flows from Lake Onega at its south-western end, crosses Podporozhye and Lodeynoye Pole Districts, and... more

Tikhvin Canal System
TIKHVIN CANAL SYSTEM, a traffic artery in the north-west of European Russia. It connected the basins of the Baltic Sea and the Volga in the 19th-20th cc. It began at the city of Rybinsk on the Volga (later at the Rybinsk Reservoir), extended via the... more

Volgo-Baltic Waterway, the
The VOLGO-BALTIC WATERWAY, artificial waterway in the North-West of Russia connecting the Neva River basin with the basins of rivers of the Volga and the Northern Dvina. Its history is traceable back to the Mariyinsky Canal System, the... more

Voznesenye, urban settlement
VOZNESENYE, an urban settlement in Podporozhye District. Population: 2,800. It is situated at the head of the Svir River flowing out of Lake Onega. It is connected to Podporozhye town with a motor road and via the Svir. North-east of V., towards... more

Zhuravsky, Dmitry Ivanovich (1821-1891), architect
Dmitry Ivanovich Zhuravsky (1821–1891), an engineer, Privy Councillor (1876), a winner of the Demidov Prise (1855). In 1842 he graduated from the Institute of the Railway Engineers Academy. During 1842-50 he took part in pioneering, designing and... more