Svir River and Lake Ladoga, Russia
The Svir, moving diagonally across the image from the upper right, is a river in the north-east of Leningrad Oblast, Russia.
The right bank of the lower Svir is occupied by the Nizhnesvirsky Nature Reserve, established in 1980.
The basin of Lake Ladoga includes about 50,000 lakes and 3,500 rivers longer than 10 km. About 85% of the water income is due to tributaries, 13% is due to precipitation, and 2% is due to underground waters.
Some towns and an agricultural area can be seen near the shores of the lake towards the upper left.