This gallery is of pictures taken of or from the boat. They are in order they were taken, from the south going north to Moscow.
The Volga is the most important waterway in Russia and the longest river in Europe. It is called by Russians "Mother Volga". The Volga Boatman's Song is one of many songs devoted to the river.
Many different peoples lived and do live along the Volga, including Slavs, Mari, Huns, Turkic people, Scythians, Mongols.
The river was historically an important trade route between Scandinavia and the south.