The Volga River is located entirely in Russia. With a length of 2,293 miles, this river is the longest in Europe. It originates in the northwest region of Moscow and runs through regions that include Kazan, Samara and Volgograd before emptying into the Caspian Sea.
The river is called "Mother Volga" by the Russian people, and about eleven cities are found near the Volga basin. The Volga delta has many small rivers and about 500 channels. The Volga Delta estuary is home to different animals, including flamingos and pelicans.
There are many reservoirs and dams located along the Volga River. Pollution is the main threat for this river. Another problem associated with this river is poor water quality.