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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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