Also found in: Acronyms.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



a river in Arkhangel’sk Oblast, RSFSR; a right tributary of the Vaga River of the Severnaia Dvina River basin. The Ust’ia measures 477 km in length and drains an area of 17,500 sq km. It is fed mainly by snow. High water lasts from April through June. The mean flow rate 107 km from the mouth is 92.4 cu m per sec. The river freezes over from late October to November, and the ice breaks up in the second half of April or the first half of May. The river is used for floating timber during high water. It is navigable in its lower course.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
"Purchasing from a UStiA member company is your assurance that a company has met high industry standards, including participation in the association's Code of Ethical Conduct," Walsh says.
The survey also revealed that more than a quarter of the 1,000 respondents believe airlines would reimburse any losses, which is untrue, noted Brad Finkle, USTIA's president.