The Volga River is found in only one country: Russia. The river starts northwest of the city of Moscow, in the Valdei Hills, and then follows a path flowing north of Moscow, continues south and southeast, and ends at the Caspian Sea.
The Volga River is deemed the longest river found in Europe. The river is referred to as Mother Volga by Russians, who also believe this river is the life blood of the country. A large part of the country's population resides near the river or its tributaries. The Volga River is a resource used by farmers and as a source of hydroelectric power.