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The Valdai Hills (Russian: Валда́йская возвы́шенность or Валда́й, Latvian: Valdaja augstiene) are an upland region in north-west of central Russia running north-south, about midway between St. Petersburg and Moscow, spanning the Novgorod, Tver, Pskov, and Smolensk Oblasts. Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and... Position of Moscow in Europe Coordinates: , Country District Subdivision Russia Central Federal District Federal City Government  - Mayor Yuriy Luzhkov Area  - City 1,081 km²  (417. ... Novgorod Oblast (Russian: ) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). ... Tver Oblast (Russian: Тверска́я о́бласть) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). ... Pskov Oblast (Russian: ) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). ... Smolensk Oblast (Russian: ) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). ... Oblast (Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasÅ¥, Russian and Ukrainian: , Belarusian: , Bulgarian: о́бласт) refers to a subnational entity in some countries. ...


The hills are a northward extension of the Central Russian Upland. The ridge is overlain by deposited glacial materials in the form of terminal moraines and other detritus. The Valdai Hills reach maximum height, near Vyshny Volochyok, of 343 m. The rivers Volga, Daugava (Western Dvina), Lovat, Msta, Dnieper, and others originate in the Valdai. It is a place of many lakes, among them the Volgo, Peno, Seliger, Brosno, and Valdai Lake. Central Russian Upland is an area of approximately 200,000 miles² (500,000 km²) in Southern European Russia and Northeast of Ukraine, located inside East European Plain. ... Austrias longest glacier, the Pasterze, winds its 8 km (5 mile) route at the foot of Austrias highest mountain, the Grossglockner A glacier is a large, long-lasting river of ice that is formed on land and moves in response to gravity. ... Moraine at Mono Lake, California, United States Moraines clearly seen on a side glacier of the Gorner Glacier, Zermatt, Switzerland. ... Detritus may refer to: In geology, detritus is the name for loose fragments of rock that have been worn away by erosion. ... Memorial to Alexey Venetsianov in Vyshny Volochyok Vyshny Volochyok (Russian: ) is a town in Tver Oblast of Russia. ... The Volga, widely viewed as the national river of Russia, flows through the western part of the country. ... Daugava sunset in Riga. ... Ловать Length 530 km Elevation of the source  ? m Average discharge 105 m³/s Area watershed  ? km² Origin Lake Lovatets Mouth Lake Ilmen Basin countries Belarus,Russia Lovat River (Russian: река́ Ло́вать) is a river in Pskov and Novgorod Oblasts of Russia. ... Msta (Russian: ) is a river in Tver Oblast and Novgorod Oblast of Russia. ... The Dnieper River (also known as: Dnepr, Dniapro, or Dnipro) is a river which flows from Russia, through Belarus and Ukraine, ending its flow in the Black Sea. ... Seliger (Russian: Селигер) is a lake in Novgorod and Tver Oblasts of Russia, in the northwest of the Valdai Hills, a part of the Volga basin. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Valdai Lake (Russian: Валдайское озеро, Валдай) is a lake in the middle of the Valdai Hills in Novgorod Oblast, Russia. ...


The Valdai Hills are a popular tourist destination, particularly for fishing. The towns of Ostashkov and Valday are also remarkable for their historical associations. Ostashkov (Russian: ) is a town in Tver Oblast, Russia, 199 km west of Tver. ... Valdai or Valday (Russian: Валда́й) is a town in Novgorod Oblast, Russia, an administrative center of Valdaysky District. ...


 
 

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