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Magnificent sight

We visted the first gate of the Volga Don Canal in august 2016. The day was very warm, yet the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Laurens H
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Delft, The Netherlands
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This is History

If you go to Wolgograd Area, it is a must to up along the Wolga-Don Canal. My Father worked there... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2016
A M
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München, Deutschland
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Aug 13, 2016
“ Magnificent sight”
Jan 27, 2016
“This is History”
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Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We visted the first gate of the Volga Don Canal in august 2016. The day was very warm, yet the sight of this giant project was amazing. Over 1.000.000 people worked on this over 100km long canal - mostly paid workers, not 'mostly gulag prisoners'...More

1  Thank Laurens H
Reviewed 27 January 2016

If you go to Wolgograd Area, it is a must to up along the Wolga-Don Canal. My Father worked there as a War Prisoner and he always told me about this Canal. We drove all the Way up to Kalatsch at the Don! It was...More

Thank A M
Reviewed 2 November 2014

The Volga–Don Canal was designed by Sergey Zhuk's Hydroproject Institute. The project was built under under Satlin's regime and took from 1941 to 1952 when navigation was opened at June 1. The canal and its facilities were mostly built by gulag prisoners. In 1952 ....More

2  Thank Patrick L
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Volga is one of the longest rivers in the world but that is not how Volga is most known for. Volga was the goal for the nazi Germany in ww2 when they were trying to get here to stop the supply to the russians and...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

It was not a long drive through the countryside. The story of the canal was well explained. The nearby town, Kalach-on-Don, gave an interesting insight into regional life and development over the years, all well explained by our guide. We met some Cossack ladies selling...More

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