Bolshaia

Bol’shaia

 

a river in the southwest of the Kamchatka Peninsula. It is known as the Bystraia above its confluence with the Plotnikov River, 58 km from its estuary. It is 275 km long and has a basin area of 10,800 sq km. It rises in the Ganal’ mountain ridge and flows into the Okhotskoe Sea. In many places along the river warm springs and mineral springs emerge. The average year-round discharge (96 km from the estuary) is 123 cu m per sec. The Bol’shaia is navigable in its lower reaches.


Bol’shaia

 

or Balka Bol’shaia, a river in Rostov Oblast, RSFSR, left tributary of the Kalitva (in the Severskii Donets basin). It is 152 km long, has a basin area of 2,160 sq km, and rises on the southern slopes of the Don mountain chain. It is fed primarily by snow and dries up in the upper reaches. Its left tributaries are the Mechetka and the Nagol’naia.

References in classic literature ?
She had only just time to go into her dressing room, sprinkle her long, pale face with powder, rub it, set her dress to rights, and order tea in the big drawing room, when one after another carriages drove up to her huge house in Bolshaia Morskaia.
That leads to a mile- long walking street, the Bolshaia Pokrovskaia, reputed to be one of the nicest in all of Russia, lined with shops, restaurants, exquisite buildings ( the state bank building has got those tented domes unique to Russian churches), and rather many bronze statues -- a mustachioed warrior, somebody on a pedestal lost in thought ( all names plated in Russian), a couple holding hands, a boy playing a violin, a guy standing up from a bench, a guy on a cycle -- it's lovely.
23) Quoted from Bolshaia kniga interviu (The big book of interviews) (Moscow: Zakharov, 2000), 212.