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    • Mother Volga: A Tour of Europe's Longest River
    • Mother Volga: A Tour of Europe's Longest River
    • Mother Volga: A Tour of Europe's Longest River
    • Mother Volga: A Tour of Europe's Longest River
    • Mother Volga: A Tour of Europe's Longest River
    • Mother Volga: A Tour of Europe's Longest River
    • Mother Volga: A Tour of Europe's Longest River
    • Mother Volga: A Tour of Europe's Longest River
    • Mother Volga: A Tour of Europe's Longest River
    • Mother Volga: A Tour of Europe's Longest River
    • Mother Volga: A Tour of Europe's Longest River
    • Mother Volga: A Tour of Europe's Longest River
    • Mother Volga: A Tour of Europe's Longest River
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    The headwaters of the Volga River. The village of Volgoverkhovye, Tver Region.

    May 20 is observed in Russia annually as the Volga Day as residents of the cities, towns and villages located along the Volga River pay tribute to this majestic waterway.

    The Volga is the longest river in Russia and in Europe on the whole. It holds a special significance for the people of Russia as many of the country's oldest and populous cities are located the banks of Volga. 'Mother' Volga's place in every Russian heart is assured and celebrated in the famous song of the Volga boatmen, “Mighty stream so deep and wide, Volga, Volga, our pride”.

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