City of Saratov on the Volga River, Russia51.5N 46.0E
Saratov is a major city in southern Russia. It is the administrative center of Saratov Oblast and a major port on the Volga River. Here, the city and surrounding suburbs are visible as a grey area on the eastern and western banks of the river towards the top of the image.
The Volga is the largest river in Europe in terms of length, discharge, and watershed. It flows through central Russia, and is widely viewed as the national river of Russia. Out of the twenty largest cities of Russia, eleven, including its capital Moscow, are situated in the Volga’s drainage basin. Some of the largest reservoirs in the world can be found along the Volga.