Top 10 Longest Rivers in Russia
Russia is the largest country in the world in terms of land area. Several largest natural and manmade objects can also be found in Russia. Geographically, parts of Russia are located both in the continents of Asia and Europe. Despite its huge land area, large portion are wasted barren lands.
Here are the 10 longest rivers in Russia.
1.) Yenesei-Angara-Selenge River
The longest river in Russia is the Yenisei-Angara-Selenge River system. The combined length of the 3 rivers is 5,539 km.
Length: 748 km
Feature: Largest river system flowing to the Arctic Ocean.
Length: 1,779 kilometers
Features: The only river flowing out of Lake Baikal
The headwater tributary of the Yenisei River
Selenga River or Selenge River
Length: 992 km
Feature: Flows into Lake Baikal
The headwaters of the Yenisei-Angara River system
2.) Ob-Irtysh River
The Ob – Irtysh River is the second longest river in Russia. It is 5,410 km in length and flows through Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia.
Ob or Obi
Length: 2,962 km
Features: World's seventh longest river.
Length: 4,248 kilometers
Feature: Its name means White River
3.) Amur-Argun River
Amur-Argun is the 3rd longest river in Russia. It flows through Russia, China and Mongolia and has a total length of 4,444 kilometers.
Amur or Heilong Jiang
Length: 2,824 km
Features: World’s 10th longest river
Ergune or Argun
Length: 620 km
Feature: Marks the border between China and Russia
4.) *Lena River
Lena River is the 4th longest river in Russia with a length of 4,400 km.
Features: The easternmost of the great Siberian Rivers that flow into the Artic Ocean
World’s 11th longest river in the world
World’s 9th largest watershed
The greatest river whose watershed is entirely within national ranges of Russia
5.) *Volga River
Volga River, with a length of 3,645 kilometers and flows to the Caspian Sea, is the 5th longest Russian river.
Features: Europe’s largest river
Regarded as Russia’s national river
6.) *Lower Tunguska River