7 edition of The Volga river found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 109-111) and index.
|Series||Rivers in world history|
|LC Classifications||DK511.V65 M36 2005|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||120 p. :|
|Number of Pages||120|
|LC Control Number||2004022017|
The Volga River is the longest river in Europe. It is entirely in Russia and has no natural access to any open seas. It starts in a swamp in a small ridge, flowing through prehistoric lake beds on a course that separates the mountains of the Russian Uplands from the flat European Plain before dropping below sea level to enter the inland Caspian Sea. Find out some fun facts in this minute book. This book is more a personal history of the author's ancestors than a full treatment of the Volga Germans as a whole. Lots of information about the Protestant colonies and next to nothing about the Catholic ones--an important division in the 18th and 19th Centuries/5(2).
About the Edition. George Valko has assembled a great collection of Volga information under "one roof," so to speak. Using a wide variety of sources, which he credits generously, George relates the stories of those Volga Germans who lived along the Karaman River; emigrated to Chicago, IL and Sheboygan, WI; those who were deported to Siberia in ; and of the survivors who, when the . The Volga (Russian: Волга) is a river that flows through central Russia and into the Caspian Sea, making it the longest river on the European subcontinent. It serves as the main setting of the Volga chapter. Located in the Volga's drainage basin are over half of the Russian Federation's largest cities, including its capital Moscow. Along this river are several of the world's biggest.
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out of 5 stars From Volga River to the Little Blue. Reviewed in the United States on J Verified Purchase. This book was the second as the other copy walked off. I use it mainly as reference when researching my late husband’s family in Russia and hope to follow those back to Germany.
Book is readable but interest in ganealogy Cited by: 8. Volga River - Volga River - Study and exploration: The Volga was known to the Alexandrian geographer Ptolemy (2nd century ce), to the Slavs, and to the Arab geographers of the 10th and 11th centuries.
Information on it is contained in the Kniga bolshomu chertyozhu (; “Book of the Great Chart”) and in a hydrographic description of The Volga is Europe's longest river and the primary waterway of western Europe.
From its source in the Valdai Hills, northwest of Moscow, the Volga flows east into the Rybinsk Reservoir, then turns southeastward on its way to the Caspian Sea.
Volga River, 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.
Its basin, sprawling across about two-fifths of the European part of Russia, contains almost half of the entire population of the Russian Republic. On average, 3-star hotels in Volga River cost £37 per night, and 4-star hotels in Volga River are £56 per night.
If you're looking for something really special, a 5-star hotel in Volga River can on average be found for £77 per night (based on prices). Four students from Tamil Nadu, who were pursuing medicine at the Volgograd State Medical University in Russia, allegedly drowned in Volga river.
Their families have appealed to the Central and State G. The earliest surviving instance of sustained first-person travel narrative in ArabicMission to the Volga The Volga river book a pioneering text of peerless historical and literary value. In its pages, we move north on a diplomatic mission from Baghdad to the upper reaches of the Volga River in what is now central Russia.
In this colorful documentary from the tenth century, the enigmatic Ibn Fadlan relates his. More t did so. Between andGerman colonists founded settlements along the banks of the Volga River, generally divided according to their religious confession. Early on, the Volga German colonies came under attack during the Pugachev’s Rebellion of The gazetteer of the Volga German colonies that was published in the Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (pages ) has been updated and will also be included in the new book.
The river was flowing high, fast, and cold. High is a relative term though, when speaking of the Volga River. It is normally a very small river, and "high" means flowing about 4 or 5 feet deep according to the somewhat unofficial measurement of dipping the paddle blade down to the bottom occasionally.
Hotels in Volga River you can book without a credit card. See all. Hotel IQ Казань Hotel in City Centre, Kazan No credit card needed. Ideally set in the City Center district of Kazan, Hotel IQ Казань is set feet from Peter and Paul Cathedral, feet from Kazan Federal University and mi. CHENNAI: In a tragic incident, four youngsters from Tamil Nadu who were studying medicine in Russia allegedly drowned in the Volga river on.
• Thom Wheeler’s new book about his Volga journey, The Way a River Went, is out now (Summersdale, £). To buy a copy for £ with free UK p&p, go For me it was a 4 because it captured a part of my family heritage--the making of bierock, the settling of Kansas near and around Wakeeney, the growing of wheat, and more.
It is a pretty highly fictionalized telling of what German relatives of mine went through in moving from a territory in Russia near the Volga river /5(7). The Volga river. [Joanne Mattern] -- Discusses the ecology, history and importance of the Volga river.
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Moscow, the beginning of a tour along the Volga. The Volga river actually connects with the Moskva river, right in the heart of the city. The Volga is the longest river in Europe and symbolises Russia what better place to start than in Moscow?As we have seen before, Moscow is a city that does not stop surprising you.
Ibn Fadlan (Arabic: أحمد بن فضلان بن العباس بن راشد بن حماد , Aḥmad ibn Faḍlān ibn al-ʿAbbās ibn Rāšid ibn Ḥammād, fl. –22) was a 10th-century Arab Muslim traveler, famous for his account of his travels as a member of an embassy of the Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad to the king of the Volga Bulgars, known as his Risala ("account" or "journal").
Astrakhan, on the Volga River, once was known as Russia's caviar capital — but no more. As the fish neared extinction, Russia banned all commercial sturgeon fishing in. The middle book in the Volga Trilogy tells the heartbreaking stories of the Germans who came to the Volga River Valley expecting to find houses and ground ready to till; instead, they found nothing and had to subsist on literally nothing.
How they managed to form a /5(54). The earliest surviving instance of sustained first-person travel narrative in ArabicMission to the Volga is a pioneering text of peerless historical and literary value. In its pages, we move north on a diplomatic mission from Baghdad to the upper reaches of the Volga River in what is now central Russia.
In this colorful documentary from the tenth century, the enigmatic Ibn Fadlan relates his. Book Now and Save on Volga River Cruises! Save 50% off cabin upgrades on Emerald Waterways cruises. Click here for eligible departures. Fly for free from select gateways or save up to $3, per couple on Scenic river cruises.
Plus, receive up. The Volga River is the largest and longest river in Europe, with a total length of 3, km and a watershed basin area of about 1, km 2, completely located in Western – European – Russia (Fig. 1).Although the basin covers only 8 % of the Russian Federation, or 62 % of European Russia, it contains 40 % of the country’s population, or 57 million people, an average of 42 people per.A river joins up disparate cultures like the chapters of a novel.
This narrative quality is what drew photographer Dennis Baburov to the Volga, Russia’s longest river, which has been celebrated.