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Volga

[vol-guh, vohl-; Russian vawl-guh] /ˈvɒl gə, ˈvoʊl-; Russian ˈvɔl gə/
noun
1.
a river flowing from the Valdai Hills in the W Russian Federation E and then S to the Caspian Sea: the longest river in Europe. 2325 miles (3745 km).
Related forms
trans-Volga, adjective
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  • The Dnieper, Volga, and Dvina used once to be living people.

    Russian Fairy Tales W. R. S. Ralston
  • At Batraki we pass over the Volga by a bridge nearly a mile long.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • The Volga is the largest river of Europe and has its own sea, the Caspian.

    From Pole to Pole

    Sven Anders Hedin
  • Since time immemorial, the Volga has been a great highway of trade.

    The Story of Russia R. Van Bergen, M.A.
  • He'll go about the Volga for two or three years and then we'll have him married.

    Foma Gordyeff Maxim Gorky
  • They are made of rushes which grow on the banks of the Volga.

    Fred Markham in Russia W. H. G. Kingston
  • I will not detain you longer with an account of our progress towards the Volga.

    Fred Markham in Russia W. H. G. Kingston
  • Meanwhile the banks of the Volga had been the locality of a remarkable event.

  • Vobla is a kind of fish of the size of Prussian carp, and is caught in the Volga.

    The Duel A. I. Kuprin
British Dictionary definitions for Volga

Volga

/ˈvɒlɡə/
noun
1.
a river in W Russia, rising in the Valdai Range and flowing through a chain of small lakes to the Rybinsk Reservoir and south to the Caspian Sea through Volgograd: the longest river in Europe. Length: 3690 km (2293 miles)
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