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[vol-guh, vohl-; Russian vawl-guh] /ˈvɒl gə, ˈvoʊl-; Russian ˈvɔl gə/
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).
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  • In certain deserts along the volga river in Russia, a peculiar fern may be found.

    The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot
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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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Volga River [(vol-guh, vohl-guh)]

River in western Russia, originating in hills northwest of Moscow and flowing generally southeastward for more than 2,200 miles before emptying into the Caspian Sea.

Note: The longest river of Europe, the Volga is the principal waterway of Russia.
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