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The waterways: Sheksna River

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We travelled north on the Sheksna River as part of our waterways journey from Moscow to St Petersburg. The Sheksna is part of the Volga-Baltic Canal system (see next page). Its main shore-based attraction is Goritzy where cruise ships stop to visit the Kirilov Monastery. The southernmost end of the river has been flooded to become the Rybinsk Reservoir.


Boat house on the River Sheksna in Russia
Typical boathouse on the Sheksna River

Ship carrying logs on the Sheksna River, Russia
It is not difficult to see the main industry . . .
Part of a huge logging camp on the Sheksna River
. . . in this part of Russia
A ruined church on the Sheksna River
Runied church of a drowned village
The River Sheksna in northern Russia
Our view: A freighter and a peaceful river

 

 

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