Disturbance Covers Russian Lands Between Two Seas
A large atmospheric disturbance looms over southwestern Russia, between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. The skies above the Black Sea are clear, as the storm hasn’t passed over the Caucasus Mountains.
The Tsimlyansk Reservoir and part of the Volga River are visible north of the disturbance.
The Volga is the largest river in Europe in terms of length, discharge, and watershed. It flows through the western part of Russia, and is widely viewed as the national river of Russia.
In fact, eleven out of the twenty largest cities of Russia, including its capital Moscow, are situated in the Volga basin. Some of the largest reservoirs in the world can be found along the Volga.
Tsimlyansk Reservoir or Tsimlyanskoye Reservoir is an artificial lake on the Don River and one of the largest reservoirs in Russia. It was completed in 1952, providing power and irrigation to the Rostov and Volgograd regions.