Russia » Moskow Canal / Volga-Moskow-Canal / Moskwa River | Russia
The waterway connects the upper part of River Volga with River Oka, south of the capital of Moscow.
Moskow Canal / Volga-Moskow-Canal / Moskwa River | Russia: Characteristics & Overview
Rating of waterway
|Degree of difficulty:||Very demanding|
|Requirements:||Boating license essential|
|Character of waterway:||with urban surroundings|
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Waterway has access to:Oka River | Russia
Tverca River | Russia
Volga River | Russia
starts north of Moscow at the Volga, short before the town of Dubna and goes over 8 locks into
River Moskwa which crosses then the city of Moskow before it flows, 120 km south of the capital, into River Oka and over this has again access to River Volga. The entire waterway is heavily used by commercial vessels and cruise liners.
River Moskwa is navigable for some kilometers before it flows into Moscow-Canal. Navigation from River Volga to Moscow is rather varied since one crosses smaller and bigger lakes. At the capital, the river is mostly canalized but the town offers an imposing setting. The first kilometers south of the capital, one crosses interminable apartment buildings but then one is all of a sudden on a river with natural banks, crossing huge meadows.
After another 100 km, the town of Kolomna with 150'000 habitants is greeting. It has a picturesque old town center. Short after, River Moskwa flows into River Oka.