06 July 2007
The Volga is one hell of a river

I was reading a more-than-usually-depressing article on Russia when I came across this:

THE TVER REGION, which lies two hundred kilometers to the north of Moscow…

(My emphasis).  And then…

The Volga runs through the city of Tver…

“Hang about,” I said.  “The Volga runs through Volgograd.  And that used to be called Stalingrad.  And Stalingrad was in the south.  Surely some mistake?”

No mistake.  The Volga is one hell of a river.

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