American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A river of western Russia rising in the Valdai Hills northwest of Moscow and flowing about 3,701 km (2,300 mi) generally east and south to the Caspian Sea. It is the longest river of Europe and the main commercial waterway of Russia. The Volga is linked by canals and other rivers to the Baltic Sea.
- n. The longest river in Europe, flowing 2325 miles through western Russia to the Caspian Sea.
- n. an automobile brand manufactured by GAZ plant.
- n. a Russian river; the longest river in Europe; flows into the Caspian Sea
- From Russian Волга. (Wiktionary)
“But more and more with means are choosing to travel at home, and the Volga is one of their favorite destinations.”
“For a departure from Russian cuisine, try one of the many Central Asian lamb and noodle dishes at the Uzbek Russian restaurant Beloye Solntse (“White Sun”), a ten-minute taxi ride east along the Volga from the hotel.”
“The Volga is a miserable steamer, with no place to sit in, and nothing to sit on but the benches by the dinner-table in the dismal saloon.”
“Huxley agrees that the name Volga evolved into Bulgaria.”
“Professor ROSTISLAV FROLOV (Academy of River Transportation): (Through Translator) Thanks to canals, the Volga is now the main link in a huge system that has allowed Russia to be connected to the White Sea far to the north, the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea, the Sea of Azov and the Caspian.”
“And, he said, “the Volga will be our Mississippi.””
“For years, the Kremlin has been ordering bureaucrats to abandon their BMWs and Mercedes in favor of the boxy Volga, which is made by GAZ.”
“Etilia, otherwise called Volga, towards the Northren regions through the which we traueiled, are not distant asunder aboue x. daies iourney, but Southward they are diuided a great space one from another.”
“Beyond them is the riuer of Etilia or Volga, which is the mightiest riuer that euer I saw.”
“Volga, which is an exceeding great riuer, vpon the bankes whereof duke Bathy marcheth.”
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