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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.

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.