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Volkhov

 

(prior to 1840 known as Volkhovstroi), a city in Leningrad Oblast, RSFSR. A railroad junction (Volkhovstroi) 122 km east of Leningrad. It has a landing on the Volkhov River (which flows into Lake Ladoga). Population, 47,000 (1970). The city is the site of the Lenin Volkhov Hydroelectric Power Plant, an aluminum plant using nephe-lines from the Kola Peninsula, a construction-parts plant, a dairy, a fishery, a reinforced-concrete products plant, and a meatpacking combine. There are aluminum and building trades technicums. The city has been in existence since 1933.

REFERENCE

Dicharov, Z. Volkhov. [Leningrad] 1961.

Volkhov

 

a river in the Novgorod and Leningrad oblasts of the RSFSR; flows from Lake Il’men’ into Lake Ladoga. Length, 224 km; basin area, 80,200 sq km. Flows through the lowlands of the Lake Il’men’ region. The river cuts through limestone near Gostinopol’e and Volkhov; the river rapids at this point have been submerged by the raised water level from the V. I. Lenin Volkhov Hydroelectric Power Plant. The river’s chief tributaries are the Oskuia and Pchevzha on the right and the Kerest’ and Tigoda on the left. Average water discharge rate over a number of years is 586 cu m per sec. The Volkhov River freezes over in late November and opens up in early April. It is navigable. The cities of Novgorod, Kirishi, Volkhov, and Novaya Ladoga are located on the river.

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Relatively high values are received from the Billingen and Volkhov stages and low values from the Kunda Stage and from the Lasnamagi and Uhaku stages.
With overall three-to-one superiorities or more, the Leningrad and Volkhov Fronts took to the offensive on 14 January 1944.
Many historians also accept the veracity of the "tale" itself, despite not only its late provenance but its historical anomalies, such as the oprichniki throwing victims into the Volkhov River in winter, when that river usually froze.
Some Marginal Notes on a Central Issue," Harvard Ukrainian Studies 27, 1-4 (2004): 25-31; Keenan, "The Trading Town on the Volkhov," in Sacred Arts and City Life: The Glory of Medieval Novgorod, ed.
An extensive sea-level drop in Volkhov time caused the retreat of the sea from the entire open shelf (upper ramp) area and an erosional surface with deep corroded pockets and furrows developed on the top of the Volkhov Stage on a spacious area (Nestor & Einasto 1997).
Therefore, in 1959 it was decided to temporarily field the S-75 Volkhov (SA-2 Guidline) system to provide frontal-level (army group) air defense.
The log/description of the Tartu-453 drillcore with biostratigraphic data of some microfossil groups on certain stratigraphic units (chitinozoans: Lasnamagi to Porkuni regional stages (RSs); conodonts: Volkhov to Kunda and Lasnamagi to Keila RSs; ostracods: Volkhov to Kunda and Keila to Pirgu RSs) was published by the Geological Survey of Estonia (Poldvere 1998).
77) In 337, he had the bridge over the Volkhov River rebuilt.
They hang as a cornice over softer thin-bedded carbonate rocks of the Aseri, Kunda, and Volkhov regional stages (see the stratigraphic chart in Raukas & Teedumae 1997, pp.