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  Volga River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In ancient historical times the Volga was known as the Atil, Itil or Idil, a Turkic name meaning "long river." The arrival of the Turkics, however, postdates the more remote occupation of the region by Indoeuropeans.
The upper Volga was the border of a prehistoric Baltic-speaking population, as attested by river names.
The Volga region is home to a German minority group, the Volga Germans, many of whom were invited to settle in Russia by various czars, such as Peter the Great, as part of a campaign to improve the country by importing skills.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Volga   (812 words)

 VOLGA - LoveToKnow Article on VOLGA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-21)
At its confluence with the Oka the Volga enters the broacliacustrine depression which must have communicated with the Caspian during the post-Pliocene period by means of at least a broad strait.
Along the whole of the Samara bend the Volga is accompanied on its right hank by high cliffs, which it is constantly undermining, while broad lowland areas stretch along the left or eastern bank, and are intersected by several old beds of the Volga.
The Arab geographers throw little light on the condition of the Volga during the great migrations of the 3rd century, or subsequently under the invasion of the Buns, the growth of the Khazar empire in the southern steppes and of that of Bulgaria on the middle Volga.
86.1911encyclopedia.org /V/VO/VOLGA.htm   (2342 words)

 Volga (disambiguation)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-21)
The Volga River (Волга; Rha İtil İdel) in western Russia is the longest river in Europe.
Volga Iowa is the name of a place the State of Iowa in the United States of America
Volga South Dakota is the name of a place the State of South Dakota in the United States of America.
www.freeglossary.com /Volga_(disambiguation)   (314 words)

 Encyclopedia: Volga River
Atil, also spelled Itil (Turkic for Big River), was a name of the Volga River and of the capital of Khazaria from the middle of the 8th century until towards the end of the 10th century.
Volga Bulgaria or Volga-Kama Bolghar, is a historic state that existed between the 7th and 13th centuries around the confluence of the Volga and Kama rivers in what is now the Russian Federation.
The Volga Germans are ethnic Germans living near the Volga River and the Black Sea, maintaining German culture, German language, German traditions and religions: Evangelical Lutherans or Roman Catholic.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Volga-River   (2779 words)

 Volga River Basin - UNEP/DEWA~Europe > Publication > Freshwater in Europe
The Volga River is the longest river of Europe.
The Volga Basin comprises four geographical zones: the dense, marshy forests; the forest steppes; the steppes; and the semi-desert lowlands.
The course of the Volga is divided into three parts: the upper; the middle; and the lower Volga.
www.grid.unep.ch /product/publication/freshwater_europe/volga.php   (491 words)

 The History of the Volga-Germans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-21)
By 1890, the land in the Volga Region became scarce and German colonists were diverted to Siberia.
Religion was deeply ingrained in the Volga German.
The Volga German young men were drafted into the Russian Army and the young women were used as domestic servants in the big cities.
www.lhm.org /LID/lidhist.htm   (581 words)

 YOJOE.COM | Volga
Volga was released as part of the fifteenth series (1998) in the Oktober Guard three pack with Colonel Brekhov and Lt.
Volga came with a fl power javelin, a fl camera, a dark green backpack, and a fl battle stand.
Volga's torso, arms, waist, and legs were originally used to create the original Lady Jaye (1985).
www.yojoe.com /action/98/volga.shtml   (64 words)

 Volga River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-21)
The Volga River, the largest river system and one of the most important rivers of Europe rises northwest of Moscow in the Valday Hills and flows 3,700 km (2,300 mi) to the southeast before emptying into the Caspian Sea near the city of Astrakhan’.
Regulation of logging in the Volga watershed, restrictions on the disposal of industrial waste, and artificial breeding of endangered fish species are among some other measures aimed at protecting and restoring the river.
The Mother Volga is considered to be the cultural and economical heart of Russia.
www.public.asu.edu /~goutam/gcu325/volga.htm   (1352 words)

 Volga. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Volga was known to the ancient Greeks as the Rha, but little was known about the river until the early Middle Ages, when Slavic tribes settled along its upper course, the Bulgars (see Bulgars, Eastern) along its middle course, and the Khazars in the south.
Sarai, on the Volga River near modern Volgograd, was the capital of the empire of the Golden Horde.
The conquest of these territories was largely the work of the Cossacks, who used the Volga and its tributaries for their epic forays into Siberia (under Yermak in the 16th cent.) and into the Caspian Sea (under Stenka Razin, in the 17th cent.).
www.bartleby.com /65/vo/Volga.html   (774 words)

 "Volga - Mississippi by Konstantin Fedin - from SovLit.com
The Volga is the homeland of Russian geniuses and talents.
When I was a child sitting at my school bench, I imagined Volga steamers, rafts, and boats sailing past, like a holiday; green islands stretched out before me; the silver of fish scales sparkled; I breathed the aroma of the swaying shoreline willows.
The battle for the Volga is the battle for the Mississippi.
www.sovlit.com /war/volgamississippi.html   (642 words)

Il fiume Volga (Во́лга) nella Russia europea è, con i suoi 3960 km di lunghezza, il più lungo fiume europeo ed è il cuore di un ampio sistema fluviale dell'Europa.
Il Volga ed i suoi tributari formano un bacino fluviale che bagna un'area di circa 1,35 milioni di Km quadrati ed è una delle zone più popolate della Russia.
Al Volga fa capo una complessa rete di canali: il Canale Mosca-Volga, il Canale Volga-Don e il Canale Marjinsk formano una via d'acqua navigabile che collega Mosca con il Mar Bianco, il Mar Baltico, il Mar Caspio, il Mare d'Azov ed il Mar Nero.
www.24pm-affiliation.com /encyclopedia/V/Volga   (475 words)

The third release of Volga was a CD entitled “Concert”, recorded live at DOM club in Moscow and released by Sketis Music in April 2003.
Volga is recording now a new studio album, which is going to be released by Lumberton Trading Company in UK.
Volga is going to performe at the festivals in Warsaw (september) and Krakow (Unsound festival, october) and tour in Germany in November.
www.volgaproject.net   (268 words)

 Volga -> Course and Navigation on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-21)
The Volga's chief tributaries are the Oka, Sura, Vetluga, Kama, and Samara rivers.
The Volga-Baltic Waterway links the Volga with the Baltic Sea and with the Baltic-White Sea Canal; the Volga-Don Canal links the Volga with the Azov and Black Seas; the Moscow Canal connects it directly with Moscow.
The Volga is navigable from late April to late November at Shcherbakov and from early March to mid-December at Astrakhan.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/section/Volga_CourseandNavigation.asp   (718 words)

 Praktijkexamen Volga   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-21)
In 1955 the Volga was introduced to the public at a trail run from Moscow to Crimea and back.
Two of the Volga’s used during the trail run were equipped with an automatic gearbox.
The Volga even got on, were the Pobjeba had to stop.
www.volga.nl /examenEN.htm   (195 words)

 RUSNET :: Encyclopedia :: V :: Volga
Russian Volga, ancient (Greek) Ra, or (Tatar) Itil, or Etil, river of Europe, the continent's longest, and the principal waterway of western Russia and the historic cradle of the Russian state.
The Volga's immense economic, cultural, and historic importance - along with the sheer size of the river and its basin - ranks it among the world's great rivers.
In the process the Volga receives the water of some 200 tributaries, the majority of which join the river on its left bank.
www.rusnet.nl /encyclo/v/volga.shtml   (206 words)

 Harris Corp. Supplies Volga Telecom of Russia with Microwave Radios for Cellular System Backbone, Voice and Data Traffic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-21)
Volga Telecom is a regional fixed line operator in the process of consolidating the mobile phone operators in its region into the Volga Mobile Company.
Currently Volga Telecom, headquartered in Nizniy Novgorod, is one of the largest telecommunications companies in Russia and operates as a multi-service provider for 11 regions within the Privolzhskiy Federal Region.
Volga Telecom is a subsidiary of Telecommunication Investment Joint Stock Company (Svyazinvest), one of the largest telecom holding companies in the world.
www.harris.com /view_pressrelease.asp?act=lookup&pr_id=1260&pf=1   (530 words)

 Dams and reservoirs (from Volga River) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The Volga's immense economic, cultural, and historic importance—along with the sheer size of...
The project began in 1935, the artificial lake began to form in 1941, and, when the project was completed in 1947, a lake of 1,768 square miles (4,580 square km) in area, a maximum width of 37 miles (60 km), and an average depth of...
Known as Mother Volga, it is a symbol of Russia and a central theme in songs and stories.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-34511?tocId=34511   (931 words)

 Volga, South Dakota - Ordinances
The boundaries of the voting wards and precincts in the City of Volga.
The speed limit in the City of Volga is hereby established to be twenty-five (25) miles per hour unless appropriate official traffic signs are erected indicating otherwise.
It shall be unlawful for any person within the city to keep, maintain or have in their custody or under their control, any dog or cat which is over the age of three (3) months, without first having obtained a license for the dog or cat from the city finance office.
www.volgacity.com /ordinances.htm   (579 words)

 Schönchen, Russia
By 1770 they determined the soil was not suitable for farming and relocated the village 40 miles northeast of Katharinenstadt (Marx), between the two Catholic villages of Zug (Gattung) to the south, and Solothorn (Wittman) to the north.
In the late 1870's, as part of a larger Volga German migration to destinations in the United States and South America, several families from Schönchen migrated to the U.S. in search of freedom from an increasingly oppressive government.
On a recent trip to the Volga (August 2002), the evidence of that time in history perhaps would not be much noticed if one didn’t know that churches, cemeteries, homes and other signs of a thriving community once existed.
www.schoenchen.org   (481 words)

 Volga, South Dakota - Welcomes You!
The City of Volga, located in western Brookings County, south central South Dakota, is located on US Highway 14, eight miles west of Interstate 29 and Brookings.
Volga was one of the territorial towns born during the great Dakota boom that started in 1877, becoming a reality due to the Chicago and Northwestern Railway’s push to the Black Hills in the west.
Majestic trees line the boulevards of Volga, and the eastern South Dakota climate is well-suited for manicured lawns and landscaping.
www.volgacity.com   (422 words)

 Volga -> Dams and Hydroelectric Stations on Encyclopedia.com 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-21)
Numerous dams and reservoirs have been constructed in the Volga basin for flood control, improved navigation, irrigation, and hydroelectric power.
At Ivankovo, NW of Moscow, a dam creates the vast Volga Reservoir or Moscow Sea, covering an area of c.125 sq mi (320 sq km); this is connected with the Moskva River by the Moscow Canal.
The town of Littleport, Iowa was hit hard by floods from the Volga River May 16th, 1999 and almost every building south of the river was condemned.
encyclopedia.com /html/section/volga_damsandhydroelectricstations.asp   (552 words)

 Volga still revs up Russian passion - 04/20/02
   Volga 21s, many now 35 and 40 years old, still raise an affectionate smile as they ply the villages of Ukraine and Russia, bouncing from rut to rut in the Caucasus and Central Asia, toiling over rugged mountain tracks in Afghanistan and purring along the highways in Moscow.
   The Volga 21 station wagon, used for ambulances and taxis, was nicknamed "The Shed" because of the voluminous interior.
The Volga 12 was their first, and they are working on several other designs.
www.detnews.com /2002/autosinsider/0204/21/autos-469961.htm   (1249 words)

 History of Tatarstan. Volga Bulgaria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-07-21)
Volga Bulgaria - the feudal state formed on the verge of IX-X centuries in Middle Volga region.
Volga Bulgaria exported to Middle Asia, China, Vizantium, Russia the fur, timber, leather footwear, arms and other handmade goods.
The capital of Volga Bulgaria town Bolgar in X-XIV centuries was built of stone and brick.
www.kcn.ru /tat_en/history/h_bulge.html   (318 words)

I dati storici indicano un primo formarsi del Volga Bulgaro intorno al 660 per opera di Kotrag Khan figlio di Kubrat Khan.
Nel 922 il Volga Bulgaro si converte all'Islam e i resoconti del missionario, proveniente da Baghdad, Ahmad ibn Fadlan dicono che questa venne adottata come religione ufficiale.
All'inizio del XV secolo l'Orda d'Oro si si dissolve in numerosi stati tra cui il Khanato di Kazan che comprende anche le terre originarie del Volga Bulgaro e che diviene importante dopo il 1430.
www.24pm-affiliation.com /encyclopedia/V/Volga_Bulgaro   (288 words)

 Volga Briefing Paper | Greenpeace International
Volga Flag: Russian Federation Agents : P.T. Sun Hope Investments Flag History: Unknown Lloyds No.: 339041 The Volga as part of an organised pirate fishing operation On 20 December 2001, the Australian fisheries patrol vessel Southern Supporter sighted the Russian flagged Lena fishing illegally within Australian waters surrounding Heard Island.
The Volga attempted to flee the scene and was pursued by the HMAS Canberra for approximately 3 hours until a boarding party was landed on the Volga by helicopter and the vessel apprehended.
Aboard the Volga was found 127 tonnes of Patagonian toothfish valued at approximately $1.5 million by the Australian Government.
www.greenpeace.org /international/press/releases/toothfish-pirates-wear-russian/volga-briefing-paper   (1965 words)

 My Home Page
Schwed was one of the eight original crown colonies established on the Wiesenseite (meadow side) of the Volga River in the canton of Marxstadt on 27 July 1765.
Schwed is east of the Volga River about 30 versts from the provincial city of Saratov and along the Bolshoi Karaman River.
The layout of the Volga region villages had a checkerboard pattern, with one main street and several parallel and cross streets.
hometown.aol.com /cgorr/GORR/Schwed.html   (1791 words)

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