Pakhra


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Pakhra

 

a river in Moscow Oblast, RSFSR, a right tributary of the Moskva (Volga basin). It is 135 km long and drains an area of 2,580 sq km. The Pakhra is a meandering river fed primarily by snow. There is high water between late March and early May. The mean flow rate 36 km from the mouth is 9.95 cu m per sec. The river freezes in November or December and the ice breaks up in late March or in April. The main tributaries are the Mocha on the right and the Desna on the left. The settlement of Gorki Leninskie and the city of Podol’sk are situated on the Pakhra. The river is a tourist site.

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References in classic literature ?
The historians consider that, next to the battle of Borodino and the occupation of Moscow by the enemy and its destruction by fire, the most important episode of the war of 1812 was the movement of the Russian army from the Ryazana to the Kaluga road and to the Tarutino camp- the so-called flank march across the Krasnaya Pakhra River.
If the Russian army at Krasnaya Pakhra had given battle as Bennigsen and Barclay advised?
Having crossed over, by a forced march, to the Tula road beyond the Pakhra, the Russian commanders intended to remain at Podolsk and had no thought of the Tarutino position; but innumerable circumstances and the reappearance of French troops who had for a time lost touch with the Russians, and projects of giving battle, and above all the abundance of provisions in Kaluga province, obliged our army to turn still more to the south and to cross from the Tula to the Kaluga road and go to Tarutino, which was between the roads along which those supplies lay.
Similarly, electricity supply from Iqbal Sons Flour Mills, Faizabad, Railway Road, Chenab College, Pakkaywala, Milad Chowk, Mochiwala, Ashraf Shaheed, Bojoana, Kot Sai Singh and Iftikhar Shaheed feeders originating from 132-KV Jhang-2 grid station, Pakhra Sultan, Sher Abad, Sitiana, Nasir Abad, Makhiyana and Shabbir Abad feeders emanating from 132-KV Khewa grid station, Dabb, Harnauli, Naseer Wala, Allowali, Danish School and Zimmaywala feeders originating from 132-KV Piplan grid station will also remain suspended from 8: 00 am to 12: 00 noon on June 20.