List of rivers of Russia facts for kids

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Russia can be divided into a European and an Asian part. The dividing line is generally considered to be the Ural Mountains and the Caspian Sea. The European part is drained into the Arctic Ocean, Baltic Sea, Black Sea and Caspian Sea. The Asian part is drained into the Arctic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.

Notable rivers of Russia in Europe are the Volga, Don, Kama, Oka and the Northern Dvina.

In Asia, important rivers are the Ob, Irtysh, Yenisey, Angara River, Lena, Amur, Yana, Indigirka and Kolyma.

In the list below, the rivers are grouped by the seas or oceans into which they flow.

There is list by letter of rivers at the end of this article.

Barents Sea and White Sea (Arctic Ocean)

The rivers in this section are sorted east to west.

  • Pechora (north-east of Naryan-Mar)
    • Usa (west of Usinsk)
      • Kolva (near Usinsk)
  • Northern Dvina (in Severodvinsk)
    • Pinega (in Ust-Pinega)
    • Yomtsa (near Bolshaya Gora)
    • Vaga (near Bereznik)
    • Uftyuga (near Krasnoborsk)
    • Vychegda (in Kotlas)
      • Vishera
    • Yug (in Veliki Ustyug)
    • Sukhona (in Veliki Ustyug)
      • Vologda (near Vologda)
  • Mezen (near Mezen)
  • Onega (in Onega)
  • Kem (in Kem)
  • Niva (in Kandalaksha)
  • Varzuga (in Kuzomen)
  • Ponoy (in Ponoy)
  • Iokanga (in Iokanga)
  • Voronya

Baltic Sea

LA2-Rivers of western Russia

The rivers in this section are sorted south-west to north-east.

  • Pregolya (near Kaliningrad)
    • Alle/Lava (in Znamensk)
    • Instruch/Inster (in Chernyakhovsk)
    • Angrapa (in Chernyakhovsk)
      • Pissa (near Chernyakhovsk)
      • Krasnaya River (in Gusev)
  • Nemunas/Neman (near Šilutė, Lithuania)
    • Šešupė (near Neman)
  • Daugava/Western Dvina (near Riga, Latvia)
    • Polota (in Polatsk, Belarus)
    • Kasplya (in Surazh, Belarus)
    • Mezha (near Velizh)
      • Obsha (near Bely)
  • Narva (near Narva)
    • Plyussa (near Slantsy)
    • Lake Peipsi (near Slantsy)
      • Velikaya (near Pskov)
        • Kukhva River (near Ostrov)
  • Luga (in Ust-Luga)
    • Oredezh (near Luga)
  • Neva (in Saint Petersburg)
    • Okhta (in Saint Petersburg)
      • Okkervil (in Saint Petersburg)
    • Izhora (in Ust-Izhora)
    • Tosna (in Otradnoye)
    • Mga (near Mga)
    • Lake Ladoga (in Shlisselburg)
      • Volkhov (near Volkhov)
        • Tigoda (near Kirishi)
          • Ravan
          • Chagoda
        • Vishera (near Velikiy Novgorod)
        • Lake Ilmen (in Velikiy Novgorod)
          • Msta (near Velikiy Novgorod)
            • Peretna (in Toporok)
            • Uver (near Berezovsky Ryadok)
            • Berezayka (in Berezovsky Ryadok)
              • Valdayka
            • Mstino Lake (near Vyshny Volochyok)
              • Tsna (near Vyshny Volochyok)
          • Pola (near Staraya Russa)
          • Lovat (near Staraya Russa)
            • Polist (near Staraya Russa)
            • Kunya (in Kholm)
          • Shelon (near Shimsk)
      • Syas (in Syasstroy)
      • Svir (near Lodeynoye Pole)
        • Pasha (near Lodeynoye Pole)
        • Oyat (near Lodeynoye Pole)
        • Lake Onega
          • Suna (in Kondopoga)
          • Vodla (near Pudozh)
          • Andoma (north of Vytegra)
          • Vytegra (near Vytegra)
      • Vuoksi (in Taipale and Priozersk)
        • Volchya (near Losevo)
  • Sestra (near Sestroretsk)

Black Sea

The rivers in this section are sorted west to east.

  • Dnieper (near Kherson, Ukraine)
    • Desna (near Kiev, Ukraine)
      • Seim (in Sosnytsia, Ukraine)
      • Sudost (north of Novhorod-Siversky, Ukraine)
    • Vyazma
  • Mius (into Sea of Azov near Taganrog)
  • Don (into Sea of Azov near Azov)
    • Manych (in Manychskaya, east of Rostov-on-Don)
    • Sal (in Semikarakorsk)
    • Donets (near Semikarakorsk)
    • Khopyor (near Serafimovich)
    • Bityug (near Pavlovsk)
    • Osered' (near Pavlovsk)
    • Voronezh (near Voronezh)
    • Temernik (near Rostov-on-Don)
  • Yeya (into Sea of Azov near Yeysk)
  • Kuban (into Sea of Azov near Temryuk)
    • Laba (in Ust-Labinsk)
  • Mzymta (near Sochi)

Caspian Sea

The rivers in this section are sorted west to east.

  • Terek (near Kizlyar)
    • Malka (near Prokhladny)
  • Kuma (north of Kizlyar)
    • Podkumok (near Georgiyevsk)
  • Volga (near Astrakhan)
    • Yeruslan (near Kamyshin)
    • Tereshka (near Saratov)
    • Bolshoy Irgiz (near Volsk)
    • Maly Irgiz
    • Chapayevka (near Chapayevsk)
    • Samara (in Samara)
    • Sok (in Samara)
      • Kondurcha (north of Samara)
    • Bolshoy Cheremshan (near Dimitrovgrad)
    • Bezdna
    • Aktay
    • Kama (south of Kazan)
      • Vyatka (near Nizhnekamsk)
        • Cheptsa (near Kirov)
      • Belaya (near Neftekamsk)
        • Ufa (in Ufa)
          • Yuryuzan (near Karaidel)
      • Chusovaya (near Perm)
        • Sylva (near Perm)
      • Yegoshikha (in Perm)
      • Mulyanka (in Perm)
      • Vishera (near Solikamsk)
        • Kolva (near Cherdyn)
    • Kazanka (in Kazan)
    • Sviyaga (west of Kazan)
    • Ilet (near Volzhsk)
    • Anish (near Kozlovka)
    • Malaya Kokshaga (near Kokshaysk)
      • Maly Kundysh
    • Bolshaya Kokshaga (near Kokshaysk)
      • Bolshoy Kundysh
    • Tsivil (near Novocheboksarsk)
    • Rutka
    • Vetluga (near Kozmodemyansk)
    • Sura (in Vasilsursk)
      • Pyana
      • Alatyr (in Alatyr)
    • Kerzhenets (near Lyskovo)
    • Kudma (between Kstovo and Lyskovo)
    • Oka (in Nizhny Novgorod)
      • Klyazma (in Gorbatov)
        • Teza (near Yuzha)
        • Nerl (near Vladimir)
      • Moksha (near Yelatma)
        • Tsna (near Sasovo)
      • Pra (near Kasimov)
      • Moskva (in Kolomna)
        • Pakhra (near Moscow)
        • Neglinnaya (in Moscow)
        • Yauza (in Moscow)
        • Setun (in Moscow)
        • Istra (near Moscow)
        • Ruza (near Ruza)
      • Nara (in Serpukhov)
      • Protva (near Serpukhov)
        • Luzha (near Maloyaroslavets)
      • Ugra (near Kaluga)
      • Upa (near Suvorov)
        • Plava River (near Krapivna)
    • Uzola (near Balakhna)
    • Unzha (in Yuryevets)
      • Neya (near Makaryev)
      • Viga
    • Nyomda (near Yuryevets)
      • Shuya
    • Kostroma (in Kostroma)
      • Vyoksa (in Buy)
    • Kotorosl (in Yaroslavl)
    • Sogozha (near Poshekhonye)
    • Sheksna (in Cherepovets)
      • Lake Beloye (near Belozersk)
        • Kovzha
        • Kema
    • Suda (near Cherepovets)
      • Kolp
    • Mologa (near Vesyegonsk)
    • Kashinka (near Kalyazin)
    • Nerl (near Kalyazin)
      • Kubr
    • Medveditsa (near Kimry)
    • Dubna (in Dubna)
      • Sestra (near Dubna)
    • Shosha (near Konakovo)
      • Lama (near Kozlovo)
    • Tvertsa (in Tver)
      • Osuga (near Torzhok)
    • Vazuza (in Zubtsov)
    • Selizharovka (in Selizharovo)
  • Ural (in Atyrau, Kazakhstan)
    • Ilek (in Ilek)
    • Sakmara (in Orenburg)

Arctic Ocean, east of the Urals

The rivers in this section are sorted west to east.

  • Ob (to Gulf of Ob)
    • Irtysh (near Khanty-Mansiysk)
      • Tobol (in Tobolsk)
        • Tavda (southwest of Tobolsk)
        • Tura (some 80 km downstream from Tyumen)
        • Iset (near Yalutorovsk)
          • Miass (east of Shadrinsk)
      • Ishim (in Ust-Ishim)
      • Tara near (Tara)
      • Om (in Omsk)
    • Vakh (near Nizhnevartovsk)
    • Tym (in Ust-Tym)
    • Vasyugan (in Kargasok)
    • Parabel (near Kargasok)
    • Ket (near Kolpashevo)
    • Chulym (in Ust-Chulym)
    • Tom (50 km downstream from Tomsk)
    • Aley (near Barnaul)
    • Katun River (in Biysk)
    • Biya River (in Biysk)
      • Chulyshman (into Lake Teletskoye)
        • Bashkaus
          • Chebdar
  • Nadym (into Gulf of Ob in Khorovaya)
  • Pur (into Gulf of Taz in Ivay-Sale)
  • Taz (into Gulf of Taz in Tazovsky)
  • Yenisei
    • Turukhan (near Turukhansk)
    • Lower Tunguska (in Turukhansk)
    • Podkamennaya Tunguska
      • Katanga
      • Tetere
    • Angara River (in Strelka)
      • Oka (near Bratsk)
      • Bolshaya Belaya (near Usolye-Sibirskoye)
      • Irkut (in Irkutsk)
      • Selenga (into Lake Baikal near Kabansk)
      • Barguzin River (into Lake Baikal in Ust-Barguzin)
      • Upper Angara River (into Lake Baikal near Severobaykalsk)
    • Abakan (in Abakan)
  • Pyasina (east of Gulf of Taz)
  • Khatanga (near Kozhevnikovo)
    • Kotuy (near Khatanga)
    • Kheta (near Khatanga)
  • Anabar (at Khorgo)
  • Olenyok (in Ust-Olenyok)
  • Lena (near Tiksi)
    • Vilyuy (near Sangar)
      • Tyung
    • Aldan (in Batamay)
      • Amga (in Ust-Amginskoye)
      • Maya (in Ust-Maya)
    • Olyokma
    • Nyuya (in Nyuya)
    • Vitim (in Vitim)
    • Kirenga (in Kirensk)
  • Yana (in Nizhneyansk)
  • Indigirka (near Tabor, Sakha)
  • Alazeya
  • Kolyma (near Ambarchik)
    • Anyuy (near Nizhnekolymsk)
    • Omolon (±80 km upstream from Nizhnekolymsk)
  • Pegtymel River (flowing into Chukchi Sea)

Pacific Ocean/Sea of Okhotsk

The rivers in this section are sorted north to south.

  • Anadyr (in Anadyr)
  • Kamchatka (in Ust-Kamchatsk)
  • Avacha (near Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky)
  • Uda (in Chumikan)
  • Amur (in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur)
    • Anyuy (in Naykhin)
    • Ussuri (in Khabarovsk)
    • Bureya (near Raychikhinsk)
    • Zeya (in Blagoveshchensk)
      • Tom (±80 km upstream from Blagoveshchensk)
      • Selemdzha (±50 km upstream from Svobodny)
      • Dep
    • Shilka
      • Nercha (near Nerchinsk)
      • Ingoda (near Shilka)
      • Onon (near Shilka)
    • Argun
  • Tumen (in Sŏsura-ri, North Korea)

Unsorted

  • Chernaya River
  • Kosovka River
  • Kosovoy

List by letter

A–G

Abakan, Alazeya, Aldan, Aley, Amga, Amur, Anabar, Anadyr, Angara River, Angrapa, Anyuy (Kolyma), Anyuy (Amur), Argun, Avacha, Barguzin, Bashkaus, Belaya, Berezayka, Bityug, Biya, Bolshaya Belaya, Bureya, Chagoda, Chebdar, Cheptsa, Chernaya, Chulym (Ob), Chulyshman, Chusovaya, Daugava/Western Dvina, Dep, Desna, Dnieper/Dnipro, Don, (Seversky) Donets, Dubna

I–L

Ilek, Indigirka, Ingoda, Instruch, Iokanga, Irkut, Irtysh, Iset, Ishim, Istra, Izhora, Kama, Kamchatka, Kashinka, Kasplya, Katanga, Katun, Kazanka, Kerzhenets, Ket, Khatanga, Kheta, Khopyor, Kirenga, Klyazma, Kolva (Usa), Kolva (Vishera), Kolyma, Kondurcha, Kosovka, Kosovoy, Kostroma, Kotorosl, Kotuy, Krasnaya River, Kuban, Kubr, Kuma, Kunya, Laba, Lama, Lava/Łyna, Lena, Lovat, Lower Tunguska, Luga

M–S

Malka, Manych, Maya, Mezen, Mga, Miass, Mius, Moksha, Mologa, Moskva, Msta, Mulyanka, Nadym, Nara, Narva, Neglinnaya, Nemunas/Neman, Nercha, Nerl (Klyazma), Nerl (Volga), Neva, Niva, Northern Dvina, Nyuya, Ob, Oka (Volga), Oka (Angara River), Olenyok, Olyokma, Om, Omolon, Onega, Onon, Oredezh, Osuga, Oyat, Pakhra, Pasha, Parabel, Pechora, Pinega, Pissa, Plava, Podkamennaya Tunguska, Podkumok, Pola, Polist, Polota, Ponoy, Pra, Pregolya, Protva, Pur, Pyasina, Ravan, Ruza, Sakmara, Sal, Samara, Seim, Selemdzha, Selenga, Sestra River (Leningrad Oblast), Sestra River (Dubna), Šešupė, Setun, Sheksna, Shelon, Shilka, Shosha, Sudost, Sukhona, Sura, Svir, Sviyaga, Syas, Sylva

T–Z

Tavda, Tara, Taz, Terek, Tetere, Teza, Tigoda, Tobol, Tom (Ob), Tom (Zeya), Tosna, Tsna River (Moksha basin), Tsna River (Mstino Lake basin), Tumen, Tura, Turukhan, Tvertsa, Tym, Tyung, Uda (Buryatia), Uda (Khabarovsk Krai), Ufa, Uftyuga, Ugra, Unzha, Upa, Upper Angara River, Ural, Usa, Ussuri, Uver, Uzola, Vaga, Vakh, Valdayka, Varzuga, Vasyugan, Velikaya, Vetluga, Vilyuy, Vishera (Volkhov), Vishera (Vychegda), Vishera (Kama), Vitim, Volchya (Vuoksi), Volga, Volkhov, Vologda, Voronezh, Voronya, Vuoksi, Vyatka, Vyazma, Vychegda, Vytegra, Yana, Yauza, Yegoshikha, Yomtsa, Yenisei, Yug, Yuryuzan, Zeya


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