Volga

Flowing over 2000 miles through central Russia to the Caspian Sea, Europe’s longest river feeds eleven of the country’s largest cities including Moscow. Historically the Volga has a long pedigree as a major trade route, and its city Volgograd, formerly Stalingrad, saw perhaps the bloodiest battle of all time during World War II. Prehistorically, the lower Volga area is thought to be the origin of the Proto-Indo-European culture from which virtually all modern European, Indian and Middle-Eastern languages are descended. Frozen for three months of each year, the Volga and its tributaries connect Astrakhan, Samara, Nizhny Novgorod (formerly Gorky), Tver and world-famous St Petersburg, which many river cruises will stop so you can visit the Peterhof Grand Palace, the Kirov theatre, Nevsky Prospekt and the Hermitage Museum, one of the largest museums and art galleries in the world and incorporating what might be Russia's most famous building, the legendary Winter Palace, 'stormed' by the Bolsheviks in October 1917.

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