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    Volga-Don canal

    • Oktyabrskij, Russia
    • Volga-Don canal$$
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      Volga-Don canal, built in 1952, is the connection to the rivers Don and Volga.

      Record time in 4.5 years it has been completely built. The authors of the project was arhіtektarskіya group led by LM Polyakov.

      Its length is 101 kilometers. It has 13 gateways and is divided into three sections: a 54-kilometer Don slope of 4 locks and pumping stations has 9 gateways Volga slope length of 21 kilometers and tail water watershed, located between the slopes at 26 miles in length. Entrance to the channel is decorated with sculptures of Lenin, fixing his gaze into the distance.

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