The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
the westernmost branch of the Volga delta. It begins 18 km below the city of Astrakhan and subsequently separates from the Staraia Volga branch on the left. It is 125 km long, and it is navigable.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.