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The Volga
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  • "Sterlets," said Chateau-Renaud, "are only found in the Volga."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • "I have found out everything, your excellency: the Rostovs are staying at the merchant Bronnikov’s house, in the Square not far from here, right above the Volga," said the courier.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The stranger answered that he came from beyond the Volga, where he had been working.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  How Much Land Does a Man Need?
  • Padorin did not miss the view, though he had won his spurs commanding river gunboats forty years before, running supplies across the Volga into Stalingrad.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October

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  • Come out on the Volga, you whose groans ….
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • "It’s so with me and Pyotr, and the coachman, Fyodor, and that merchant, and all the people living along the Volga, where those placards invite one to go, and everywhere and always," she thought when she had driven under the low-pitched roof of the Nizhigorod station, and the porters ran to meet her.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • …the glass of our panels, showing bluish backs with small brown spots; they resemble sharks, without equaling their strength, and are encountered in every sea; in the spring they delight in swimming up the great rivers, fighting the currents of the Volga, Danube, Po, Rhine, Loire, and Oder, while feeding on herring, mackerel, salmon, and codfish; although they belong to the class of cartilaginous fish, they rate as a delicacy; they’re eaten fresh, dried, marinated, or salt–preserved,…
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The next day they were supposed to travel south to a provincial town on the Volga where Uncle Nikolai worked for the publisher of the local progressive newspaper.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • rowed a boat across the Volga under a strafing attack by Stukas, who was captured by the Germans and escaped, who fled south wearing newspapers for shoes and married a gypsy in the Carpathians and ate whitefish from the Black Sea and disappeared somewhere in the Urals.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • "The Abbot Pafnute lived in the fourteenth century," began the prince; "he was in charge of one of the monasteries on the Volga, about where our present Kostroma government lies.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot

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  • I see the long river-stripes of the earth, I see the Amazon and the Paraguay, I see the four great rivers of China, the Amour, the Yellow River, the Yiang-tse, and the Pearl, I see where the Seine flows, and where the Danube, the Loire, the Rhone, and the Guadalquiver flow, I see the windings of the Volga, the Dnieper, the Oder, I see the Tuscan going down the Arno, and the Venetian along the Po, I see the Greek seaman sailing out of Egina bay.
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • He went down the Volga on a steamer to Samara, then walked another three hundred miles on foot, and at last reached the place.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  How Much Land Does a Man Need?
  • He had won that in combat as a freckled boy of twenty, shuttling back and forth on the Volga.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • When Nikolai Nikolaievich had moved from his retreat on the Volga to Petersburg he had left Yura in Moscow, where he had many relatives-the Vedeniapins, the Ostromyslenskys, the Selia-vins, the Mikhaelises, the Sventitskys, and the Gromekos.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Exactly; one comes from the Volga, and the other from Lake Fusaro.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He was the kind of man who, in the old days, might have become a pirate on the Volga.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Just as Pahom was going to ask, "Have you been here long?" he saw that it was not the dealer, but the peasant who had come up from the Volga, long ago, to Pahom’s old home.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  How Much Land Does a Man Need?
  • Then he had eaten some without saying a word more; Danglars, therefore, concluded that such luxuries were common at the table of the illustrious descendant of the Cavalcanti, who most likely in Lucca fed upon trout brought from Switzerland, and lobsters sent from England, by the same means used by the count to bring the lampreys from Lake Fusaro, and the sterlet from the Volga.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
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