Autumn on the Volga


The Volga is magnificent at any time of year, but it takes on a very special beauty in the autumn, when the shoreline forests take on bright colors and are reflected in the dark, mirror-like surface of this broad river. Journeying along the river, we can encounter old towns, and learn about their history, traditions and culture.

The Volga River, one of the longest in Russia, is broad. Since ancient times, it has been the country’s main trading artery, providing for the lives and development of entire peoples. Thousands of years have passed since it was first inhabited and the first city fortresses appeared here. Journeying along the river, we can encounter old towns, and learn about their history, traditions and culture. The Volga is magnificent at any time of year, but it takes on a very special beauty in the autumn, when the shoreline forests take on bright colors and are reflected in the dark, mirror-like surface of this broad river. RTG TV host Olga Degtyaryova goes on a fascinating autumn voyage, visiting three old cities, Yuryevets, Kineshma and Plyos.