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VOLGA REGION (Russian : Поволжье, POVOLZHYE, literally: "along the Volga") is a historical region in Russia
Russia
that encompasses territories adjacent to the flow of the Volga River . It is usually classified into:

* the Upper Volga Region * the Middle Volga Region (approximately from the mouth of the Oka to the mouth of the Kama ) * the Lower Volga Region

Another notable distinction contrasts the elevated right-bank side (featuring the Volga Upland ) and the left bank side or Trans-Volga Region , Transvolga (Russian : Заволжье, Zavolzhye), which consists of the elevated High Transvolga and the lowland Low Transvolga.

Idel-Ural region is also defined within Povolzhye.

In the modern Russian Federation
Russian Federation
, the Volga Region is associated with the Volga Federal District
Volga Federal District
and with Volga economic region (two different entities).

SEE ALSO

* Povolzhye famine * Samara Bend * Lower Volga Krai

Coordinates : 55°00′00″N 50°00′00″E / 55.0000°N 50.0000°E / 55.0000; 50.0000

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Volga Federal District
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