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Magic Of Great Russian River Yenisei

Yenisei river is the largest in Russia

The Siberian soul, Yenisei River in the hero of many legends, it is translated from the Evenki language as the “Great River.”

It rises in Mongolia and flows northwards where it drains a large area in Siberia before finally flowing out into the Kara Sea in the Arctic Ocean via the Yenisei Gulf. The Yenisei passes through all the climatic zones of Siberia. In the river’s upper reach one can find camels, while in its lower reaches one can spot polar bears.

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This great river is the world’s fifth-longest, 3,434 miles and often considered the boundary between the western and eastern parts of that region.

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Many people admire its power and beauty, but few know that Yenisei is one of the biggest rivers in Russia.

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Prior to the arrival of the Russians, the ancient nomadic tribes of the Yugh and Ket peoples inhabited the Yenisei River region.

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Yenisei is a clear river. It is almost not affected by a man’s activity, although dams changed its flow.

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There are several hydroelectric power stations built on Yenisei and its tributaries. The water is clear, almost not mineralized and is rich in oxygen which supports life. In the lower deep part of the river the water is rather muddled. But nevertheless light reaches lower water layers.

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source:sputnik

featured image:Olga Filonenko

All other Images © REUTERS/ ILYA NAYMUSHIN

Magic Of Great Russian River Yenisei
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